In less than 20 years, Democrats have completely flipped on border policy. They used to be opposed to illegal immigration. Now they are for it. (With one glaring exception…Cuba.)
Despite the many thousands and even hundreds of thousands of people pouring over the border year after year, we keep hearing the same magical number… Eleven Million.
That’s how many illegal immigrants will supposedly be covered in any amnesty proposal offered to those people now in America. It has been the official number for a very long time. It is a number that never seems to change.
That’s a remarkable fact indeed since we are closing in on one million people added to that roll in the few months since Biden took office. with Democrats eager to force amnesty down our throats, it would be useful to know what, exactly, the real number does to our demographics, both economically and sociologically.
Back in 2018, an academic study recognized that same problem. They tried to nail down those numbers with greater accuracy than what the mere ‘self-reporting’ data of people living in the underground economy would provide.
A TRIO of academics affiliated with MIT and Yale University set about trying to reproduce that oft-quoted statistic by other means. Their results were published in 2018. Employing a range of operational stats (such as deportations and visa overstays) and other demographic data (such as death rates and immigration rates) from 1990 to 2016, they first fed their computer model the most conservative assumptions possible.
[Running the numbers with the most conservative input variables they could gave a result of about 16.7 million illegal immigrants, soaring above the official 11.3M statistic.]
…Yet the full range of their model’s outputs is more astonishing still. Accepting, unlike most journalists, that their data contained a large degree of uncertainty, the authors ran their model with a variety of credible inputs literally a million times. The results within a 95 percent probability lay between 16 million and 29 million, with 22.1 million as the mean — or twice as many illegal immigrants as the Census Bureau figures imply.
Mind, that Yale/MIT model produced half a million results in excess of 22.1 million, with a multitude spitting out estimates in the vicinity of 35 million or more. That would be more than 10 percent of the total American population, which experientially sounds about right. —NYPost
The data they were drawing from in that study had a 2016 cut off date. Obviously, however many people have crashed our borders from 2016 until now would have to be added to these totals to reflect our current numbers.
That is the news.
What conclusions should we draw from it? Let’s take a look at some implications. If America’s official population is somewhere around 332 million, what effect will this administration’s policies have overall?
First, they have already dropped any pretense of enforcing our southern border, despite people from what’s said to be at least 160 countries have been enriching criminal cartels in paying for their help to enter America. More than a million have poured in since Joe took office. They have even started ‘un-deporting’ people — flying people back to the US — who had been successfully deported for reasons of criminality.
Now the Dems are trying to force a general amnesty down the country’s throat… while the DOJ is contesting a court ruling that DACA was an unlawful use of Obama’s infamous ‘Pen and a Phone’. Biden-Harris Admin Wants Amnesty, But A Federal Judge Just Gave The White House BAD News About DACA
This seems a good time to remind them that Trump had offered to discuss amnesty for the people already present if Democrats fully funded a border wall. They refused. A leaked Memo from Palmieri around the same time shows us all that Democrats saw DACA as a pathway to power.
“The fight to protect Dreamers is not only a moral imperative, it is also a critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success,” the memo read.
It finished, “If Democrats don’t try to do everything in their power to defend Dreamers, that will jeopardize Democrats’ electoral chances in 2018 and beyond.” —FoxNews
Does anyone else remember how Schumer and Pelosi demanded that Trump use his executive power to sign an extension to DACA? Trump reminded them that the legislative branch makes laws, not the Executive branch, and it was up to them to put legislation on his desk. There was a time that even Obama understood that, long before he signed DACA. The judge who has since declared DACA an abuse of Obama’s executive power obviously agreed with Trump. Strange, isn’t it, how Trump is the one being called an authoritarian threat to American institutions, even when he studiously worked within his Article II powers, as evidenced by all the court cases that upheld his actions?
Democrats obviously still see illegal immigrants as their pathway to (permanent) power. What else explains the stark difference between the welcoming attitude of Democrats to illegals streaming in from Mexico, and the criminal charges faced by any American boats helping refugees make that 70-mile journey in from Cuba?
But ideas have consequences. That includes Democrats’ plan to add 16-35 Million people on a pathway to citizenship.
Aside from many of the other issues with respect to chain migration, money sent overseas rather than being reinvested into the US economy, and strains on social services and the safety net, there is another consideration.
Many of the countries from which they come have serious problems with corruption or crime. Those countries — and perhaps the people from them — do not share an appreciation of the freedoms we take for granted. Nor have they been raised with the same appreciation of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights that so many Americans have. Many are streaming in from countries that have willingly traded political freedoms for promises of security and government handouts.
Such people may indeed throw their support behind Democrats that make the same promises. But what happens when the money runs out?
There are many ways to measure the cost of something. Money is only one of them.