Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mass Immigration to the U.S.: What It's All About

"The push for mass immigration from 'developing' countries has nothing to do with solving world poverty. It would be an odd way to do it: I know - let's move all the poor people to American suburbs! According to the World Bank, 2.4 billion people - about a third of the earth's population - live on less than two dollars a day. Until the world economy reaches perfect equilibrium and there is no reason for anyone to move from one country to another, billions of desperate people will want to come to America. We can't take them all, so which billion of the starving masses are liberals going to exclude? Will it involve death panels? Are liberals going to trample on the rights of Bangladeshis? They're dying of cholera! Is it their brown skin liberals don't like? Sorry, liberals, but your white picket fence sense of America and fear of 'Furriners' can't hold back the 2.4 billion in this worldwide humanitarian crisis.

"Our current immigration law's preference for destitute people from backward cultures (peasants - ed.) is merely a convenience for the 1 percent. The elites will be gung-ho for a (border) fence just as soon as every college graduate - at least from one of the better schools - can afford a maid, a nanny, a chef, and a gardener. At that point, the elite will stop pretending to care about the world's poor. America will be Brazil, with a well-pampered, itty-bitty upper class, amid an ocean of poor people.

"Half a century of (Edward) Kennedy's immigration law already has us all on our way to becoming a nation of Have-Everythings and Have-Nothings. Fabulously wealthy towns like Malibu, California; Atherton, California; Woodside, California; Greenwich, Connecticut; New York's Upper East Side; and Palm Beach, Florida, are lily-white - and getting whiter! But in the rest of the country, once-white towns are going majority Hispanic like dominoes: Van Nuys, California; San Bernardino, California; Oxnard, California; Shelbyville, Kentucky; Danbury, Connecticut; Monroe, North Carolina; and Siler City, North Carolina - home of The Andy Griffith Show's 'Aunt Bee.' It's a sweet deal the elites have: They get to have cheap nannies and lawn boys in the whitest towns in America - and feel morally superior at the same time! What's not to like about that?

"Immigration isn't about rescuing the 2.4 billion people of the world living on less than two dollars a day. It's about enriching the already rich, who like to laugh at blue-collar people being ground down by cheap labor. It's about Carlos Slim, Zoe Baird, Kimba Wood, Mark Zuckerberg, and Sheldon Adelson getting richer. It's about the gilded class being able to afford a battery of servants. It's about ethnic activists increasing their power and media desirability. It's about Democrats winning a permanent political majority. And it's about Republican officeholders pleasing their well-heeled donors and clinging to power, at least for a few more years. What use does New Jersey Governor Chris Christie have for an out-of-work roofer when Mark Zuckerberg wants to be his friend? The only people not benefiting from immigration are ordinary Americans. But who cares about them?"

------Ann Coulter, "Adios, America!"