US immigration politics

Why did the Democrats flip flop?


In 2005, a left-leaning blogger wrote, “Illegal immigration wreaks havoc economically, socially, and culturally; makes a mockery of the rule of law; and is disgraceful just on basic fairness grounds alone.” In 2006, a liberal columnist wrote that “immigration reduces the wages of domestic workers who compete with immigrants” and that “the fiscal burden of low-wage immigrants is also pretty clear.” His conclusion: “We’ll need to reduce the inflow of low-skill immigrants.” That same year, a Democratic senator wrote, “When I see Mexican flags waved at proimmigration demonstrations, I sometimes feel a flush of patriotic resentment. When I’m forced to use a translator to communicate with the guy fixing my car, I feel a certain frustration.”

The blogger was Glenn Greenwald. The columnist was Paul Krugman. The senator was Barack Obama. — Atlantic Magazine

Health insurance?



The problem starts with the idea of employer paid medical expenses.  A private industry grew out of the tendency for corps to arbitrage risk — health care insurance it is called.  Guaranteed issue was part of that deal, that arrangement.

People that are not paid by their employer (the unemployed of course) through med expenses want that benie also. They also want guaranteed issue, no cancellation, no lifetime caps, etc., etc. They also don’t want to pay $much or at least not more than their cable of cell phone bill (according to Obama).

Obama made irrational, unaffordable promises that simply can’t be kept. How can the GOP disappoint The People now?

Refugees



“Some have severe mental health problems resulting from broken families or parental neglect, exposure to violence in their home country, and a traumatic experience coming here illegally.” – Jessica Vaughan, Center for Immigration Studies

Illegal aliens that go on to commit crimes other than ICE violations are now called, refugees.

If refugees are dangerous (for whatever reason, even psychological), then why are they being admitted?
If admitted, are they being isolated and treated before joining the general population?

Or, could there simply be a culture clash where certain behaviors are typical and accepted in some countries?

The Machines are Coming!



Ignore The Russians are Coming and The Machines are Coming!
Regulation and globalism have put US labor out of work. People in the work force are a possible asset, but also a big contingent liability.
Robots don’t sue or assert any of 100’s of human workers’ rights.
And US citizens can’t “waive” their rights as do H-1B and illegal alien workers.
Workers organize or a little wage inflation? Employers then just move the jobs off-shore.

Malthusian social experiments

Some suggest that everyone should have the right to “chase the American dream”. Where will all of those dreamers work and live and go to school while in the hunt? How do they survive? Public assistance? Millions of people and only a relative handful of jobs and living spaces. After all there are only 500 Fortune 500 CEO positions and they don’t turnover that often. What exactly will people do while they wait?

When some organizations claim to be able to turn one US dollar into many meals for people in need in their native countries, why foist a Malthusian social experiment on immigrants and US or European citizens? Does then Open Borders group enjoy real world Hunger Games?