Tancredo—not just about illegal immigration
I saw today that Tom Tancredo had made his presidential campaign official and promised to make immigration the centerpiece of his campaingn. Naturally curious about whether he talks the same ‘stop illegal immigration’ pitch but never mentions the existential threat of mass legal immigration, like other so-called ‘conservative leaders’, I visited his website and what I found was astonishing; a mainstream elected politician advocating a reduction in legal immigration to 250,000 people a year.
Here are some of the highlights
We must Secure the borders so illegals do not come and Eliminate the benefits and job prospects so they do not stay. This entails reform to welfare and NON-emergency healthcare programs, as well as, prosecute employers who break the law.
Cost-benefit analysis reveals illegal aliens are annual NET COST to taxpayers of $10.5 billion.
We can apply cost savings to cover uninsured Americans, and to improve education.
We must encourage assimilation of legal immigrants. This can be done through several means.
We must eliminate taxpayer funded crutches for those who do not learn English. For example, the bilingual options currently available in schools, on ballots and even the White House web page.
We must reduce legal immigration to 250,000 a year so newcomers can assimilate.
Irv P. writes:
He’s in the race. We’ve got someone we can work for.Hooray!
Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 03, 2007 02:37 AM | Send