I mused early on 16 May 2006 on this blog about the meaning of the statistic that half of our population today consists of children, and about half of those come from illegal immigrants, predominantly from Mexico. They, like most of the indigenous USA kids are growing up as "weeds," unacculturated, and, in the case of the illegals, unassimilated. Given the state of public education the past century, most of these kids in both groups are growing up with a socialist mind-set. In 10 - 20 years, when they vote, they can vote away our constitutional republic. Who in any branch of our government any more cares anything about the constitution and rule of law--not when there is that intoxicant power within reach. This is something to be seriously concerned about.
By the end of the day, another blockbuster study hit the street with equally horrifying prognostications:
Bill permits 193 million more aliens by 2026
By Charles Hurt
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Published May 16, 2006
The Senate immigration reform bill would allow for up to 193 million new legal immigrants -- a number greater than 60 percent of the current U.S. population -- in the next 20 years, according to a study released yesterday...
"The magnitude of changes that are entailed in this bill -- and are largely unknown -- rival the impact of the creation of Social Security or the creation of the Medicare program," said Robert Rector, senior policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation who conducted the study...
The 614-page "compromise" bill -- hastily cobbled together last month by Republican Sens. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska and Mel Martinez of Florida -- would give illegal aliens who have been in the U.S. two years or longer a right to citizenship. Illegals who have been here less than two years would have to return to their home countries to apply for citizenship.
Although that "amnesty" would be granted to about 10 million illegals, the real growth in the immigrant population would come later...
That population would grow exponentially from there because the millions of new citizens would be permitted to bring along their extended families. Also, Mr. Sessions said, the bill includes "escalating caps," which would raise the number of immigrants allowed in as more people seek to enter the U.S...
Link to the Washington Times for the entire article.
Mr. Rector estimated that the eventual cost of the bill to the American taxpayer would be about $50 billion per year. Mr. Sessions said he hopes to educate his colleagues about what's in the bill before they vote on it, but there's little evidence that they're interested.
(All emphases mine).
In short, in the same 20 year time span, if this abortion the Senate is cooking up in the name of "immigration reform" passes--and be double-damned-sure that Righteous George will sign it--America will be assimilated into something that reduces us to a third-world "social democracy" (i.e., socialism), making its way to full statism. Make book on it.
Think of what 100 - 193 million immigrants arriving en masse will do to our culture. We could not possibly manage in that short a time. Think of all the elder extended family members drawing Social Security. Think of all the brood mares drawing all sorts of welfare, and the vast numbers of these people bellying up to the entitlement bar.
Think about it.