(Big League Politics) – Few conservatives have remained steadfast supporters of immigration patriotism like Michelle Malkin has.
Under the Biden administration, America is already going through its fair share of open borders lunacy. In Malkin’s piece titled “Biden’s Ruinous Refugee Dump”, Malkin noted that the Biden administration “will soon open its doors to another 62,500 low-skilled foreigners from the Third World.” The right wing commentator referred to the Biden administration’s recent decision to raise the refugee cap to 62,500 refugees.
What’s particularly bad about these refugee programs is that local communities and states have no real input on the refugees who are resettled. Because America is a kritarchy, a political system where judges rule, open borders judges will do everything to overturn the will of voter referenda and state legislatures that attempt to control this influx of refugees.
The current immigration paradigm is a public-private partnership where the state teams up with big business and non-profits to flood the country with migrants. Malkin observed that “the United Nations, the U.S. State Department and their globalist partners in the “faith” community (who rake in billions of dollars in tax subsidies off the backs of refugees and at the expense of voiceless citizens) will dictate who gets in and who moves where.” The right-wing journalist listed off the national characteristics of the refugees being resettled:
It will be mostly young low-skilled Americans forced to compete with the influx of 22,000 Africans, 6,000 East Asians, 4,000 Europeans and Central Asians, 5,000 Latin Americans and Caribbean nationals, 13,000 Near Easterners and South Asians, and another 12,500 refugees from unspecified countries.
None of this settlement process is taking place in a vacuum. It’s taking place against the backdrop of a significant economic downturn, which the US’s incompetent government generated through its foolish lockdowns. Malkin understands this:
Reminder: Long-term unemployment for young Americans has remained more than double that of adults during the global pandemic chaos. Current Bureau of Labor Statistics show the unemployment rate at 10.3% among 20- to 24-year-olds and 13.3% among 18- to 19-year-olds (compared with the 5.3% unemployment among those 25 and older). Nearly a quarter of all unemployed Americans have been out of a job for over a year.
There are no free lunches in economics. And immigration is no exception to this rule. Malkin explained:
According to the Center for Immigration Studies, the average estimated refugee’s lifetime fiscal cost, expressed as a net present value, is $60,000, with those entering as adults (ages 25 to 64) costing $133,000 each. Only one-third of those adult refugees have completed more than a sixth-grade education before landing in the U.S. They are granted immediate access to government welfare programs including Medicaid, housing, food stamps and cash assistance. Once they land (and the refugee resettlement contractors collect their paychecks), many of the dumpees often relocate to ethnic enclaves to join friends and family where they take low-wage, low-skilled jobs in manufacturing, meatpacking, retail and the trades — exactly the kind of jobs the Beltway politicians promise they are creating for Americans first.
In sum, mass migration has massive economic and cultural costs for the US. Immigration is a high stakes issue that will determine the fate of the American Republic. Immigration can be beneficial depending on the historical and economic context, but in the US, where it has witnessed a non-stop influx of migrants since 1965, it’s well past time to close the gates for the sake of protecting American workers and allowing migrants to integrate into normal American society.
Whether the Republican Party, the default party of the Historic American Nation, gets with the program is a question for another day. Nonetheless, immigration is still the defining issue of our time, and any Republican who unapologetically runs on an immigration restriction platform will be rewarded handsomely at the polls.