Most economists are agreed that the workers hurt most by high immigration this year are the immigrants who came last year. They are exposed to the most direct labor competition.
What We Are For
In 1970, we achieved a national consensus to stop squandering our natural resources and to restore and preserve the quality of our water, air, eco-systems, and bio-diversity for future generations. Americans are FOR the idea of meeting most of those goals by the 1990s.
For two decades, real wages for hourly workers have been stagnant or in decline. Income disparity has widened dramatically. The middle class is in a squeeze. Studies in top scholarly journals have shown that the flooding of the labor market with foreign workers has been a significant factor.
Most transportation planners concede that Americans will never give up the incredible personal mobility freedoms offered by the automobile – unless forced by the government.
An integral part of the standard American ideal of a quality life is tied to the tradition of quick access to open spaces. After the massive population growth of the last 50 years, the homes of most Americans now are in large urban areas. Each year, because of continued population growth, open spaces get farther and farther out of reach. It takes longer and longer for the average American to get to open spaces for hiking, fishing, birding, swimming, hunting, bicycling, camping, picnicking, boating and even gazing at the night sky.
Across America, school overcrowding threatens the education of millions of children. Massive building programs at immense taxpayer costs have not been able to keep up.
Most Americans place an extremely high value on the American tradition of generous individual liberties and of limiting regimentation and regulation to as little as is necessary for the common good.
Instead of many types of lifestyles and local cultures to choose from, Americans are finding all cities becoming more and more like New York City and Los Angeles. Under current immigration policy, population growth adds the equivalent of another Detroit, Denver, Miami, and Washington, D.C. – EVERY YEAR!