It’s not the economy
Richard Lowry writes at the Corner:
… [Robert] Rector says its odd how supporters of lax immigration say things about the wondrous economic benefits of low-skill immigrants that they would never say about native low-skill workers. But if low-skill immigrants are a great benefit to the economy, low-skill natives should be as well….Rector and Lowry note the oddity that open-immigration supporters celebrate the economic benefits of low-skill immigrants but not the economic benefits of low-skill natives, but they fail to ask the reason for this contradiction.
Here’s the reason. It’s not about the economy, stupid. The open-borders proponents don’t give a hang about the economy. With ruthless cynicism they talk up the supposed miraculous economic benefits of immigration because they think it’s their most compelling argument for open borders. But it’s a fraud.
They want open borders not for the sake of any economic or other concrete good it will do for America, but for the sake of changing America into something else. They want to make America more diverse, as President Bush himself has said. Meaning, they want to make America more non-Anglo, more non-European, more nonwhite, more non-Western, more non-middle class. And they want to do it with a “law” so outrageous and chaotic that it will destroy the country’s ability to control immigration while breaking the will of any remaining conservative forces in the country to do anything about it, thus initiating a true open-borders situation, a Camp of the Saints-type situation.
The aim of the Bush-Kennedy proponents is to change America as rapidly as possible, and especially to change it racially, while, on the other side, the mainstream conservative opponents of Bush-Kennedy accept the existing, very large-scale legal immigration that is changing America racially, though more slowly than Bush-Kennedy would do. They oppose the bill, not because they’re against nonwhite immigration (they support the current immigration of one million nonwhites per year), but because of the bill’s outrageous lies, lawlessness, and unenforceability, and the open borders chaos it would inflict on the country. Yet the non-race conscious opponents of the bill are accused of having a racial agenda, while the race-conscious supporters of the bill (“more diversity, faster, faster”) are never accused of having a racial agenda.