Immigration "Facts" Debunked
With so many groups having self-serving interests in the rise in US immigration the chance of getting impartial information is slight. Here is my attempt to provide some data, along with my personal opinions.
First lets discuss two of the popular themes:
My take on the issues:
The real issue is not immigration, but the loss of political and economic power by the working and middle classes. One can argue whether the US as a whole is in economic decline, or whether we have just become economically imbalanced. Whichever it is, immigration is not the problem. Poor economic, social and industrial policies are.
Other essays of mine on related issues:
Pew Trust Paper (PDF)
Oxfam Paper (PDF)
Moral: Blaming the victim is a tried and true way to
obscure the issues.