First, Houston has become the spot for refugee relocation in the US, and can now boast that one in four of its residents are foreign born. (That's over six million folks in the metro area.)
This is of course a thing to celebrate, according to the lords and masters of the times.
Second comes this report on what immigrants bring to the table.
Yeah, that'll help.
But then, there are immigrants and there are immigrants. Jorge Ramos isn't on welfare, and he doesn't want his special little snowflakes at all subject to those whose are: His children attend a $30,000+ per year private school. As the writer of the linked article puts it:
So the next time you hear Mr. Ramos passionately arguing that the US/Mexican border does not need a wall, remember this — he does so knowing that his kids are walled off in ways that most American children are not.Another one of the elites wanting everyone else to put up with the mess they're creating while continuing to plunder the country. Ramos is a particularly obnoxious and dangerous guy, by the way, who works for an Israeli who wants America to open its borders to the Third World while Israel builds itself a big damned fence. But that can wait for some other time. Or you can go to Steve Sailer's site and do a search on Jorge Ramos and see what he's written. That's probably a better us of time on this topic anyway.
Of course, we are getting more articles with the "food rotting on the ground" and "Americans won't do this work" tropes, this time from Max Boot at Commentary:
Farmers are already feeling the effect of a drop in immigration brought about by improvements in the Mexican economy, which means fewer people are willing to take back-breaking jobs as farmhands. As The Wall Street Journal reports, “the decline in workers is reducing fruit and vegetable production by 9.5 percent, or $3.1 billion, a year, according to a recently published analysis of government data by the Partnership for a New American Economy, a nonpartisan group that supports a looser immigration policy.” The Journal notes that “farm companies are wooing employees by raising wages faster than inflation and enhancing medical and other benefits. Even so, many farms say these efforts have failed to meaningfully address their worker shortfalls.”I addressed this topic earlier, but it is interesting that we keep coming back to the argument that we need to import an underclass to do the "back-breaking jobs as farmhands" rather than pay for either capital upgrades to the farms or pay wages that an American might find suitable. Keep track of those people who WANT an permanent underclass (they can't help but be a permanent underclass) that can't effectively "fight" for better conditions for themselves. (And I'm not even going to get into the topic of debt servitude that a fair number of these migrants find themselves in.) The whole point of flooding the country with Third World peasants is to force Americans into that same status - after all, "that's what you'll need to do to be competitive in the modern American information economy." The people advocating this transformation of America back into a plantation nation aren't pushing anything heavier than keys on their MacBooks, and you can be goddamned sure they never want to sweat for a living.
Meanwhile, Iowans continues to debate the impact of immigration on their state, which has hardly felt the impact at all from the vantage of a Floridian. They seem pretty sanguine to it, but then none of them live in a neighborhood that's 40% Haitian, for example. You can read that on your own, or not.
Finally, we come back to Europe. The Nordic countries, Sweden especially, have been very welcoming to refugees and immigrants. It isn't working out to well. The immigrants aren't integrating into society (for a variety of reasons, to be sure), and this is causing problems. (Sweden has a serious problem with rape, thanks to its newly imported Muslim underclass.)
Societies with lots different ethnic groups tend towards becoming low trust societies. It isn't just that people do not trust "the other", but that they stop trusting people from within their own ethnic group as much, too. Evidence for this can be seen in the rise of anti-immigration parties and the reaction to those parties all over Europe. These parties are always branded Nazis, and the people in the new parties always feel that the leaders of their country are selling them out to foreigners and business interests. I have much more sympathy for the nativists on these issues, it's true, but the main point is that it is a sign of the cohesive and mostly mono-ethnic societies in places like Sweden losing the high trust that made their social welfare states possible.
I'll just point out, again, that Europe is just starting to feel the first trickle of an impending tsunami of immigrants. Europe needs to get its act together soon, or it'll look more like Harlem in NYC than Haarlem in the Netherlands. The worst possible outcome may be if they wait until they realize that Europeans are, in fact, the fiercest, nastiest, bloodiest people on Earth, and take very direct action against the growing tide of non-Europeans in Europe.
Looks like the kittens will live in interesting times.