Friday, January 4, 2008

How Immigration Causes All Americans To Suffer

while their corrupted politicians play the violin
and delay necessary actions...

by Samuel Francis

One of the more remarkable aspects of the continuing debate over
American immigration policy is that the nation's liberal elites
seem, ever so gradually,to be finally catching up with the
people. For years opinion polls have shown that a large majority
of the American people, of all political persuasion sand all ethnic
backgrounds, want less immigration. Yet year after year
immigrants continue to flood across our borders as "opinion
molders," elected officials, business executives, and professional
eggheads insist that mass immigration is really beneficial and
its dangers are much exaggerated by"nativists" and "racists."

Only in the last couple of years have a few books been
published that dissent from that view, and the appearance
of these books, published by major New York houses, suggests
that the elites are finally beginning to grasp what uncontrolled
immigration means for the people and the country they
rule.What began as a popular protest against elite policies
and preferences has now started influencing the elites
themselves, even if the elites still like to imagine that they
thought of it first.

Roy Beck's *The Case Against Immigration* is the most
recent example ofa book published by a major publisher that
challenges the conventional wisdom about immigration (Peter
Brimelow's *Alien Nation,* published last year,was the first), and
although Beck has been actively engaged in the movement to
restrict immigration for some years, he has done so as a
card-carrying liberal. A former newspaperman in Washington, DC
who has been deeply involved in the social activism of the
Methodist Church, Beck has seen firsthand what immigration
means for ordinary Americans, not only underclass blacks but
also middle and working class whites. His book is an exhaustive
documentation of the evil consequences that immigration is
causing for these groups aswell as for the nation as a whole.

Beck's liberalism, however, is by no means of the polemical
or partisan variety, and the impression that his book gives is
that he is a man deeply and genuinely concerned about the
injustices endured by the real victims of immigration. He
avoids most of the cultural arguments against immigration that
conservatives tend to use, his main concern focusing instead
on the economic effects of immigration on workers and on the
social consequences for those Americans whose jobs and
communities have been savaged by increased populations
they are unable to handle and ethnic and cultural conflicts they
neither wanted nor anticipated. Because he deals in detail with
the impact of immigrant invasions on several local communities
in the Midwest and South, he winds up building a more credible
and concrete case against immigration than many conservatives
who have written on the cultural aspects of the issue. As a
result, his book is not only persuasive in its artful combination
of facts, statistics, and analysis, but also is emotionally
wrenching, as the reader is introduced again and again to
communities that have been destroyed or stand on the brink
of destruction because immigration has served the private
interests of the few.


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