So much for that tremendously sophisticated theory:
In Stockton, Calif., which has just entered into Chapter 9 bankruptcy,
41 percent of the people do not speak English at home and 21 percent
cannot speak it very well, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The problem facing immigration advocates is that once they admit that the quality and quantity of the immigrant population has an effect on the economy, their entire rational for replacing the native population goes out the window. They were able to successfully deceive the public in 1965 and 1986, but not any longer. The effects of the foreign pigeons invading to roost and crap all over the US economy can no longer be denied.
How many more cities have to go bankrupt before it becomes obvious to everyone that immigration is not an intrinsic element of economic growth. It is more than a little ironic that in the name of free trade, Americans have somehow managed to accept a system that involves the free movement of labor as well as restrictions on the movement of capital.