- Dec 16, 2017
- Land of Smiles
- Basic Beliefs
First, on the matter of clear English exposition: If the 19th-century policies were already "overly permissive" then they didn't make sense in the 19th century either.
Second, the "replacement rate" for population stability is 2.10 births per female WITHOUT migration. In the U.S. today the birth rate is 1.64 per female. If you're advocating population reduction please say so explicitly.
But more importantly, where do you get your stereotypes of immigration? Are you a victim of Trumpist lies about the millions of rapists streaming across our southern borders?
Obviously this doesn't apply to a smart Infidel like Derec, but some Trumpists are happy only with immigrants who "look like Americans" and worship the Evangelical God. Yet it is Nigerian immigrants who have recently been most successful in the U.S.
Elon Musk was born in South Africa. Sergei Brin was born in Russia. Many top Hollywood stars are immigrants. In many fields, 40% or more of the PhDs awarded by U.S. universities are given to people born elsewhere.
The U.S.A. was truly made great by immigration and that trend continues to the present. It is sad to see Trumpists and other dupes of QOPAnon "philosophy" support the whinings of BillyBob in Harlan County, bitter that Hillary won't let him work in a coal mine anymore.