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Written by: Diana West
Monday, April 13, 2015 4:43 PM 

Once upon a time in 1970, fewer than 1 in 21 residents in the USA was foreign-born.

Now we approach a ratio more like 1 in 7, or even 1 in 6, or even higher.

What kind of "nation" is that? No nation. No wonder the social engineers implementing this deographic war on our nation have effectively erased our borders. 

Breitbart reports:

Unless Congress moves to limit current legal immigration rates, the U.S. will add at least 10 million more legal immigrants over the next decade — more than the combined populations of seven major cities, according to GOP staffers on the Senate’s Immigration subcommittee.

"Unless Congress moves," say hellow ("hola") to 10-plus million new legal immigrants in the near future.

Meanwhile, who would bet a nickel, much less the farm, that Congress will "move" to control anything about immigration ever? Not an experienced Congress- or immigration-watcher who knows that Congress, with the exception of Sen. -- no, Saint -- Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and a few others, is asleep at the switch, almost literally.

If Congress is not in control, though, who is? Who goes to work, pours a cup of coffee and makes these suicidal decisions? 

Did I say suicidal?

A chart the committee released Monday reveals that the populations  of Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Denver, St. Louis, and Dallas together would not equal the number of new immigrants set to be admitted over the coming ten years.

Uncle Sam should call a suicide hotline except that help -- Congress -- is not on the way, and maybe Uncle Sam doesn't want to live anyway. Congress won't move -- except maybe to move over.

The chairman of the subcommittee, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), has been arguing for a curb to current immigration levels. 

“What we need now is immigration moderation: slowing the pace of new arrivals so that wages can rise, welfare rolls can shrink and the forces of assimilation can knit us all more closely together,” Sessions wrote in an op-ed Thursday (emphasis his).

Moderation? Slowing the pace? It's way too late for that. What we need is the sound of silence,  a lock on the door -- a moratorium. Maybe then we could get around to defending, controlled, indeed, drawing our border back on. But no, we can expect another tsunami of foreigners who arrive in such massive numbers that we become foreigners in our own land. 

This is happening in Europe, too, of course.

Fjordman sums up, with links, the most recent developments:

"The Camp of the Saints meets Eurabia in the Mediterranean": Italy rescues 5,629 illegal immigrants in three days. The EU responds by intensifying its cooperation with the Arab and Muslim world, also on migration.

Italy rescued 5,629 migrants in three days

The Italian coast guard said Monday that it rescued 5,629 migrants in three days between Friday and Sunday. On Sunday alone the coast guard rescued 22 migrant boats. Italy has seen a sharp increase this year in the already big flow of migrants heading to its coast from North Africa. The authorities here are braced for arrivals to accelerate further now that weather and sea conditions have improved with spring.

Migration: Tunisia rescues 100 migrants off Libya

(ANSAmed) - TUNIS, APRIL 13 - Boats from the Tunisian Coast Guard and fishing boats on Monday morning rescued about 100 migrants on an Italy-bound, makeshift raft that had experienced engine problems. The migrants, of several different African nationalities, had made numerous emergency calls once they had left from the Libya coasts and were rescued and brought to the Tunisia port Zarzis. The news was reported by the local radio Shems FM, which said that another SOS had been received but that the Coast Guard had not yet been able to identify its location.

EU must shift attention south for its security, Italian FM

Italy has called for EU neighborhood policy to focus more on the Mediterranean and less on Ukraine, where the its greatest efforts have been employed thus far. The crises most threatening to EU borders - such as clandestine migration, extremism and terrorism - developed in the south, bringing with them humanitarian tragedies and imperiling European energy security, Italy's foreign minister said on Monday at the first informal meeting between the EU and nations from the southern and eastern coasts of the Mediterranean. Representatives from the 28 member states of the EU as well as ones from Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt took part.

Neighborhood policy with the Mediterranean ''is not a technical exercise'', Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni stressed, ''it must be a political priority focused on four areas'': security, migration, energy and economic cooperation. Italy holds that these agendas, which are currently being drawn up in Brussels, should be developed with an eye towards dialogue with the rest of the Mediterranean, he said, noting that this is especially true of energy, given the ''inter-connectedness'' and migration, ''working on countries of origin through economic cooperation''. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini also discussed migration issues as an EU priority, noting the latest deaths at sea on Monday off the Libyan coast.

Migration: UNHCR wants rescue operations at sea stepped up

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday expressed deep concern over the latest migrant deaths at sea in the Mediterranean. At least nine people lost their lives when the Italy-bound boat they were traveling in capsized. The UNHCR praised efforts by the Italian authorities, who over the past three days have rescued 5,500 migrants at sea. The UN body called on rescues at sea to be bolstered and that they be brought under EU management. The UNHCR noted that over 500 migrants had died at sea since the beginning of 2015, some 30 times higher than that seen in the same period last year. The UN agency said that this shows that more needs to be done to deal with current migratory trends in the region and that without sufficient monitoring, search and rescue operations at sea, many others will lose their lives in the attempt to reach Europe. It also urged that efforts be stepped up to ensure legal, safe alternatives for those fleeing conflict and persecution in order to prevent them from undertaking dangerous sea crossings.

These elites are interchangeable with out own. Different bodies of water and land masses, but same story. 

Back to Breitbart:

In conjunction with the release of the chart, the subcommittee issued an analysis of the expected flow over the coming ten years, noting that under current policy the U.S. issues “green cards” to about a million new Legal Permanent Residents annually. 

“New lifetime immigrants admitted with green cards gain guaranteed legal access to federal benefits, as well as guaranteed work authorization,” the analysis reads. “LPRs can also petition to bring their relatives to the United States, and both the petitioner and the relatives can become naturalized citizens.”

Breitbart underscores: 

The more than 10 million immigrants expected over the coming decade — as the chart shows — is more than the total populations of Atlanta (447,000), Los Angeles (3.88 million), Chicago (2.7 million), Boston (645,000), Denver (650,000), St. Louis (318,000), and Dallas (1.25 million).

The analysis notes that in the 1950s and 1960s only about 285,000 new permanent residents were admitted annually — or less than 3 million in a decade — and over all the foreign-born population actually declined from the 1950s-1970s.

Somewhere in the middle of those decades came my own childhood in then-majority-white Los Angeles. Back then, my mother actually had to take me and my brother out of town to Santa Barbara in order to take in a colorful and folkloric Mexican street fair. Now, of course, majority-Mexican Los Angeles is a Mexican street fair. What happened?

The analysis continues. 

During this economic period, compensation for American workers nearly doubled,” the analysis reads. “These lower midcentury immigration levels were the product of a federal policy change—after the last period of large-scale immigration that had begun in roughly 1880, President Coolidge argued that a slowing of immigration would benefit both U.S.-born and immigrant-workers.”

Since the 1970s, however, the report notes that the foreign-born population in the U.S. has quadrupled to 41.3 million in 2013 as the share of working age men (25-54 years old) has tripled since the 1960s. It notes that the 2013 Senate Gang of Eight immigration bill, S.744, would have continued the trend of increased immigration by tripling the number of green cards available over the next decade.

“Finally, it is worth observing that the 10 million grants of new permanent residency under current law is not an estimate of total immigration,” the analysis adds. “In fact, increased flows of legal immigration actually tend to correlate with increased flows of illegal immigration: the former helps provide networks and pull factors for the latter. Most of the top-sending countries for legal immigration are also the top-sending countries for illegal immigration.”

The analysis further noted that visa overstays make up a significant part of illegal immigration and that the Census Bureau is projecting that net immigration will be 14 million by 2025.

“Not only is the population of foreign-born at a record level, but Census projects that, in just eight years, the percentage of the country that is foreign-born will reach the highest level ever recorded in U.S. history, with more than 1 in 7 residents being foreign-born and, unlike the prior wave, surge towards 1 in 6 and continually upward, setting new records each and every year. 

In 1970, less than 1 in 21 residents was foreign-born,” the report reads, noting that this is occurring as Gallup has shown that a majority of Americans want to see a decrease in immigration rather than an increase.

The majority always wants to see a decrease in immigration, not that it ever matters what a majority of Americans wants. They -- we -- are just placeholders for the world.

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