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.
The thing that a lot of the bleeding hearts don't get is this is just the beginning. Today a couple million illegals a year try to cross the border and perhaps a 3rd of them get caught. Ten years from now it will be 4 million or 6 million a year maybe more. Why? Because what is allowed will continue and what is encouraged will grow. You see what is happening in California, they own the governors office and the legislature. That is the fate of every state if civil war doesn't break out first. This is a slow motion invasion. Sure they seem like poor people who just need a hand up but once they are a sizable minority in any community, country, state they will vote themselves into office and tax you into poverty to pay for their "hand up". That is the future.
It is not just power. Immigration, both legal and illegal is now about 3 things: power, profit, and punishment. There is a very broad alliance of people and groups that benefit from immigration in one or more of those three ways.
Some people and groups hate white America and want it punished by endless nonwhite immigration and to transform the country into a nonwhite country to punish white America for all of its sins.For them immigration is about punishment. I have talked to Green party mebers who want massive immigration to punish America for perceived economic sins against 3rd world countries, ignoring the fact the immigrants will never hurt those in power making foreign policy as such immigration hurts mostly poor communities who must carry the burdens of mass immigration.
Some groups benefit, economically and even psychologically. professor Borjas of Harvard has repeatedly published peer-reviewed papers which conclude immigration benefits the country only slightly if at all economically, and nearly all of the economic benefit is captured by those who employ immigrants or the immigrants themselves. Borjas has made his lifes work the study of labor and immigration, his father is a Cuban refugee.
Many people profit psychologically by virtue signaling their desire for endless immigration so they may be able to wear a public moral crown and be deemed a good white person, not like those evil bad whites who want less immigration.
Finally, we have those who gain power by immigration Tucker defined so well. Politicians and ethnic advocacy groups all gain power as do those globalist who know once we become a dysfunctional nation driven apart by diversity it will take a large strong central government to keep the peace among a balkanized nation eager to give up their personal liberties to keep the peace among us. profit power and punsihment., with no room for patriots.