An American immigrant is not someone supported by government funds in a "relocation" center; flown over here at government expense; given a cash allowance, free housing, and medical care; and then eased onto local public assistance: Section 8 rental grants, food stamps, WIC, AFDC, clothes from one government-sponsored charity or another, Medicaid, and public schooling, with free lunch and breakfasts and even furniture. That's not an immigrant. That's a future Democrat voter. RICHARD F. MINITER
The US should think long
and hard about the high number of Latino immigrants.
The principal beneficiaries of our current immigration
policy are affluent Americans who hire immigrants at substandard wages for
low-end work. Harvard economist George Borjas estimates that American workers
lose $190 billion annually in depressed wages caused by the constant flooding
of the labor market at the low-wage end.