The Negative Effects of Mass Immigration
For decades immigrants to America were sure of two things. They came for the opportunity to build a better life for their families and they would not seek nor would they accept a handout. The drive and attitude of immigrants who came to America during the nineteen twenties through the nineteen sixties built strong work ethics that created our now famous American melting pot. But for the past thirty years a runaway welfare state has poisoned our good intentions. Well meaning but misguided entitlement programs gave billions of dollars in free handouts to a deluge of new immigrants as the floodgates opened and annual immigration levels more than tripled. The effects of this mass migration has taken its toll on America by putting a strain on the welfare system harming the poor and weakening the education system whereas this is just another form yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyuy
As our welfare rolls skyrocketed millions of legal and millions of illegal immigrants ignored the foundation that built our proud nation of immigrants and crossed the borders demanding cash entitlements like food stamps free health care and other goodies at the expense of American taxpayers. Many refuse to learn our language and become united states citizens and virtually all of the welfare programs America has to offer have been systematically abused in recent years by legal immigrants.
Since 1990 legal immigrants who are not united states citizens have been taking welfare at a far greater degree than American citizens have. The generous welfare system has become an easy target for immigrants. Overall immigrant use of welfare is forty-seven percent higher than citizen use. And immigrant participagion in the supplemental security income program which provides cash benefits for the blind disabled and low income elderly is a staggering seventy six percent higher than our own citizens.
There are even foreign language books available in other countries mocking our welfare system and advertising schemes that explain how to bring over elderly parents and others and have them supported by our taxpayers. One Chinese publication sold in Taiwan and Hong Kong includes a thirty six page pull out guide on how to qualify for supplemental security income an do ther benefits. It works like this first immigrants import their relatives to America under our loose immigration laws. Second these elderly aliens immediately become eligible to collect supplemental security income and live with their working children. Non working and non tax paying family members collect welfare benefits while living under the same roof as the rest of their family who are often employed with good incomes. The average family income of immigrants who collect supplemental security income is over forty thousand dollars a year. A full twenty five percent of them have a family income of over sixty four thousand a year.
The number of immigrants...