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US undertaking unprecedented influx of immigration October 1, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, catachesis, demographics, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, Immigration, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, Society.
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It’s always a bit of a fallacy to extend present trends far into the future, because there are many reasons why things could change, but given that the United States continues to ride an unprecedented 45 year wave of extraordinary levels of illegal immigration, there is not much reason to conclude that the trend will suddenly reverse, unless there the mass public dissatisfaction with this ongoing trend should finally move the political, cultural, and economic leadership of this country to act.  Nevertheless, if trends hold, the United States will, in 7-8 years, surpass the highest percentage of immigrants in the country in its entire (by then) 250 year history:

The United States is taking in more immigrants than at any time in our history, while at the same time making little or no effort to assimilate them. No one can know what the consequences of this experiment will be. This chart, created by the Center for Immigration Studies from Census Bureau data, plots the number of immigrants living in the U.S. and their share of the population, from 1900 to 2014 and projected through 2060. As of last year, the U.S. was home to a record 42.4 million immigrants, legal and illegal, representing 13.3% of the nation’s population.

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* In addition to immigrants, there were 16.2 million U.S.-born minor (<18) children with at least one immigrant parent in 2014, for a total of 58.6 million immigrants and their children. Immigrants and their minor children now account for more than one in six U.S. residents.

* Mexico had by far the largest immigrant population in the country, with 11.7 million legal and illegal Mexican immigrants living in the United States in 2014.

Indeed, at present, 1 in 8 Mexican nationals now resides in the United States.  Talk about unprecedented.

This nation is being radically changed.  If trends do hold, any idea of the Republicans or any other conservative party holding power (Presidency + at least one House of Congress) come 2030 or so is literal insanity.  Hispanics and all other immigrants vote democrat/left wing about 4:1.  Their children do the same, the pattern does not begin to change until the 3rd or 4th generation, and even that is somewhat doubtful.  Add another 10-15 million voters of that bent and you have the makings of a permanent democrat majority.

In a sense, there is a delicious irony playing out, if you have some knowledge of the history of the United States treatment of Mexico and much of Latin America.  We had things totally our way for about 200 years, but no longer.  This can be traced directly back to the collapse in US birth rates, which has created at least some justification for the influx of illegal worker bees to replace those never born here.  The US quite frankly has royally screwed over Mexico on numerous occasions, from the invasion of 1848-9 that took away almost half of Mexico’s former land area, to the deliberate, purposeful infiltration of the Mexican political and cultural system by US interests, planting masonry and liberalism in a deeply traditional country and instigating most of the dire persecutions the Church has experienced there.  In a sense, we’ve sown the wind, and are in the process of reaping the whirlwind.  If these Hispanics would somehow remain devout Catholics and work to instill a Catholic culture in this country, I’d be much more supportive of this literal human flood, but most fall away, or are already extremely weak, worldly Catholics formed by the disastrously bad Church in Latin America, when they come here.

Completely, totally related – the average full-time male employee in the United States makes less today than he did in 1970:

he typical man with a full-time job–the one at the statistical middle of the middle–earned $50,383 last year, the Census Bureau reported this week.

The typical man with a full-time job in 1973 earned $53,294, measured in 2014 dollars to adjust for inflation.

You read that right: The median male worker who was employed year-round and full time earned less in 2014 than a similarly situated worker earned four decades ago. And those are the ones who had jobs.

Would you like fries with that?

Comments

1. Baseballmom - October 1, 2015

No surprise about the earnings…. Heck, even kids did better in the 60’s and early 70’s. I made two bucks an hour in ’72 and could buy 4 gallons of gas with that…. Today in CA you need 12 bucks an hour to get those same four gallons (and gas prices are unusually low currently) and a year ago you needed 16 bucks an hour…. Pretty easy to see things are not good.

2. David - October 2, 2015

Nearly 25 years ago, I was making $7/hr as a lab tech at a chemical plant in Houston. Sure, I worked a 62 hour work week, and got paid some overtime, but the work really was not all that difficult. Even at $7/hr, I could afford a $350/mo apartment (which was OK – I didn’t live in a roach motel), and since I was single and saving money to return to college, I didn’t have a lot of outstanding bills. I also drove a six year old car, and I usually packed a lunch and ate in. It helped me minimize a student loan – that’s for sure.

Private ambulance services in Houston started EMT’s out anywhere between $4.50 to $5.50 an hour 25 years ago (paramedics got paid more). There were EMT’s who lived on that, particularly if they had a roommate or worked another part-time job. Many of the private ambulance services had flexible hours.

Nowadays, $30K/yr is the poverty level. 20-25 years ago, if you budgeted well, $30K.yr wasn’t bad money. Today in 2015, it’s hard to get a decent apartment for under $700/mo. When I was younger, I didn’t mind having roommates (which saved me at least $200-$300/mo, and it’s healthy for a young man or woman to have a same sex heterosexual roommate) but today most young single people need to have a roommate to save money.


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