than a quarter of the $1 trillion spent on welfare in the United States
goes directly to the households of immigrants. And two out of three
jobs created in the last four years went to immigrants. Those
are jobs that would lift Americans out of poverty, and reduce welfare
spending still more. Instead, just last month, the unemployment rate
among black Americans rose to 14 percent.
The problem isn't only illegal immigrants: Most legal immigrants use at least one welfare program.
The problem is simply too many immigrants. In fact, while many illegal
immigrants have gone home since the start of the recession, the number
of legal immigrants in America continues to explode.
immigration is justified. But just because immigration is legal doesn't
make it sensible or fair. Formerly illegal aliens who received an
amnesty can now legally bring their whole families over. Employers
import cheap workers, while millions of highly skilled Americans lack
jobs. The U.S. even holds visa lotteries to just give away visas for the
sake of increasing ethnic diversity.
Some immigration makes sense. But bringing in a million new immigrants a year makes NO sense! Help your senators get the message by sending the free fax below. Tell them to stop importing poverty.
spends more than a trillion dollars on programs to help our own
unemployed and disadvantaged. So why are we importing millions of
immigrants to compete for jobs and resources with them?
should help unemployed and disadvantaged Americans get decent-paying
work, not import millions of new workers to take entry-level jobs. The
U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, chaired by civil rights activist
Barbara Jordan, called for cutting annual legal immigration in half.
This would still be double the historical average, and allow for plenty
of reasonable immigration. The primary reason for the cutting
immigration that the commission cited was that every time immigration
levels have been high -- and they are higher in the past decade than
every -- wages fell and poverty rose. With so many millions of
unemployed Americans and the nation in such a dire fiscal crises, the
commission's findings are even more important now than ever.
Congress considers many "immigration reform" proposals, keep in mind
that the reforms we need are those that result in more job openings,
less poverty, and lower spending.