We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
However, I wonder if Tucker Carson is quite ready to broach the subject with his green-card holding friend (and my compatriot) Mark Steyn?
Also, it's hard to demand English-language skills of immigrants if your country lacks an officially-established language.
The US could probably double its population and still have more room (after all, you're the third largest country in the world). as well, if your birth rate stays too low, you are either going to have to accept a declining population or - bring in more immigrants.
There is a country just North of us with a similar land mass but one tenth the population. Let's give the immigrants a ride to the Northern border.
All kidding aside; our lax border laws and enforcement is not accidental. If we don't change this soon we will essentially be committing national suicide. You don't necessary see it yet but it is true. A perfect trap looks innoxious even tempting but by the time the victim figures it out it is too late. For example it is interesting to see African American politicans pushing for open borders. Soon this mass invasion will crash the welfare system which will mostly affect that politicians constituency. Middle America is not very interested in the problem, they don't see it as a big deal. They get cheap farm workers and cheap construction workers. Yes their taxes go up every year to pay for more schools, more welfare, more medicaid, etc. But so far they aren't bankrupt. But soon they will be. SS will go broke, wages will go down, crime will go up and at some point their income will be less then their outgo. Sooner or later the trap will be obvious. The effects will be horrendous, America will be a shithole country. Those in power will vote for higher taxes on the middle class and more free stuff for the immigrant class and you will not be able to do anything about it. Except for that pesky 2nd amendment. What we are slouching towards is civil war. At some point the formerly "unwoke" will "awoke" and realize that the elite screwed them over. There will be a lot of unhappy people and Hillary wasn't elected so she could take away alll the guns. What then???
America doesn't need more people. Americans don't need Cheetos or Corvettes or 60" flat screen TVs or 28 kinds of deodorant either. But mostly we don't need the idea that the individual exists to serve the state and if you're not doing your part in serving the needs of society you should just drop dead. I'm so old I can remember when the sovereignty of the individual was a basic tenet of Americanism but I guess we're all socialists now. Forward with the central planning!
One hundred years ago: There are 100,000,000 people here. Why does America need more people? Sooner or later the trap will be obvious. The effects will be horrendous, America will be a shithole country.
Oh thank god! They only killed 48,000 of us so far. That's a relief. Can't thank snopes enough for that. I am sure that makes the 48,000 families and friends of those dead people feel so much better. Thank you Zach for making it all better.