Today the Washington Post reported on the latest study of the impact of immigration on population growth in America.
The study by the nonpartisan, Washington-based Pew Research Center … found that nearly one in five Americans will be foreign-born in 2050, compared with about one in eight today.
Overall, by 2050 the U.S. population is projected to increase by 47 percent, from 296 million in 2005 to 438 million. Newly arriving immigrants would account for 47 percent of the rise, and their U.S.-born children and grandchildren would represent another 35 percent.
Pat Buchanan has got to be saying, I wonder where I heard this before:
……. the report offers an intriguing picture of the possible long-term effects of the immigration surge that began after 1965, when Congress abolished a quota system that had nearly ended immigration from non-European countries since the 1920s.
The report debunks the notion that us old folks need the young immigrants to take care of us.
Those who oppose allowing immigration to continue at its current pace interpreted the findings as vindication. “These numbers underline the fact that immigration is not a solution to the aging of the population,” said Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies, which favors further limits on immigration. “And then we need to ask ourselves if we want the 100 million more people immigration will bring. Do you want 80 million more cars on the road, or 40 million homes occupying what’s now open space?”
As for that last line, where is the Sierra Club when you need them? This massive environmental freight train is headed our way and they are busy fighting with a few farmers, fishermen or timber producers somewhere.
Oh brother, here we go again. Someone calling themselves ‘evolvingprimate’ says Brian Mosely, author of the lengthy investigation on the Somali refugees that was published in the Times-Gazette of Shelbyville, TN is a bigot.
It is rarely that some-one gets paid to express their intrinsic hatred and bigotry for others, yet in this day and age, when America, is thought to have moved beyond its centuries old traditions of slavery and racism and towards a more tolerant and diverse society, there still exists people like the Shelbyville Times-Gazette reporter Brian Mosley who make living out of targeting the most vulnerable segments of the our American social fabric.
And here is the deepest cut of all from ‘evolvingprimate’ :
Mr. Mosley has a dark history of being closet-racist and some-one that targets the vulnerable and weak elements in our society to satisfy his inner-orgies of hate and chauvinism.
You know what mamma always said? “Sticks and stones will break your bones but names will never hurt you!” (especially when someone is too chicken to identify themselves, ‘evolvingprimate’ indeed). Hint to ‘evolvingprimate’— name-calling doesn’t work anymore.
One thing missing in all the hate speech from ‘evolvingprimate’ is any refutation of the facts presented in the Times-Gazette series.
Mr. Mosely responds here today. And, this gives us a good opportunity to direct new readers to this excellent interview of Brian Mosely by Jerry Gordon of New English Review recently.
When I wrote the post the other day on the possibility that some Muslim refugees were polygamous on entering the US, I had in the back of my mind an article I read last summer about Somali Bantu refugees in New Hampshire. I searched around and found it last night. It is long and convoluted but worth another read (or two).
As you read through the Concord Monitor article, you see that “single” Somali women, living on their own with many children are still having babies. In one case a “friend” named Mohamed Mohamed picks up the “single” woman’s children and takes them to be cared for by his “wife” during the day.
You can tell the reporter is struggling to get this straight and at one point writes about a 41 year old woman with her new 3-month old baby, she has grown children too, but this is her second to be born in the US with her “husband” Khamis Mohamed Khamis who has “more children with a woman who lives in Manchester.”
But, all is good because “most are familiar with the complicated network of social service providers.” Hmmm!
I am not saying this behavior proves that polygamy is being brought to America, it’s just that the story fits anecdotal information we have received.