Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Immigration Debates: UK & USA

First, the lax and liberal Netherlands and now the United Kingdom getting wary of the foreigners that are crossing their borders. A new poll shows that 76% of the UK's population want an annual limit on how many people can immigrate to their country and 66% feel the government is ignoring the citizens' feelings on the subject...

"The Home Office said migrant workers bring economic benefits to the UK. It rejected the use of what it called "arbitrary quotas" as a basis for immigration and pointed out that the survey reflected the views of a "small fraction of the UK population".

A spokeswoman said: "The UK has a smaller foreign-born population than Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, the US and France. Figures published in 2001 showed that migrants generate 10% of UK GDP while representing only 8% of the UK population. "The government has been and will continue to listen to the views of the public."

"If the survey is an accurate indicator of public opinion, then a large majority of people believe Britain is losing its own culture and is increasingly racially segregated." --BBC Home Affairs Correspondent Danny Shaw" (source)

And in illegal immigration news here at home:

In light of the fact that is John McCain and TEDDY KENNEDY proposing new immigration/illegal reforms, both RedState and Wizbang remind us that it was indeed Teddy Kennedy that help author the 1965 Immigration Act.

He assured Congress on the Senate floor that:
"Our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually."
"No immigrant visa will be issued to a person who is likely to become a public charge."

Why would we let the person that messed up the law the first time do it again?!
(And how scary is it that Teddy has been in office for over 40 years!?)

Now Teddy says that Illegal Immigration is the "next Civil Rights movement" ...holy crap, he went from saying that immigrants will be denied if they have welfare potential and now he is calling it a civil rights movement? How can you have rights in a country where you are not a citizen? In a country where the basis of your relationship started with a FELONY? ...and what does Teddy propose for this "civil rights movement"? Equal opportunity and quotas? Have another drink there Ted.

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