A Simple, Wrong Idea
“James Pomeroy of HSBC wrote an in-depth analysis of this “unprecedented shift” in global demographics. In addition to issuing warnings, he also offered up a possible albeit probably unpopular solution. Pomeroy said immigration could help stimulate developed economies and reduce the burden on government budgets,” says Business Insider.
“The idea is simple. The working-age population is still exploding in developing areas such as Africa and Southeast Asia, so by moving people in their “productive” years to countries with a shrinking working-age population, you can boost potential economic growth.”
Support for Immigration Restriction Party in Sweden Explodes
“Support for the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats has surged to nearly 20 percent over the past six months, a poll showed on Tuesday, as the country turns to tents and ski resorts to house record numbers of asylum seekers. Europe’s immigration crisis has upended Swedish politics,” Reuters reports.
Our Immigration System Lacks Integrity
“The abject lack of integrity of all components of our immigration system reflects the abject lack of integrity of our political leaders,” says Michael Cutler.
“It is absurd to imagine taking politics out of any issue that involves decisions made by politicians. However, most of our politicians make many of their decisions that are consistent with the priorities and indeed, demands, of the major campaign contributors. Often these decisions are at odds with morality, commonsense and the well-being of America and Americans.”
Obama Administration’s Gamble on Amnesty
“Last week, the Obama administration appealed to the Supreme Court a decision by two lower courts. Those lower courts have so far blocked the administration from enacting and expanding several programs that would have protected some immigrants from deportation and granted many temporary work permits,” Business Insider says.
Syrian Refugees Pose a Terrorism Risk to the U.S.
“Conservative leaders, including a former U.S. attorney general and a previous chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, are warning that the United States is putting its national security at risk unless it strengthens the vetting of Syrian refugees,” the Daily Signal says.
“The 66 leaders who signed Monday’s memo from the Conservative Action Project believe currently “there is no possible way to verify the identity and credibility of Syrian refugees” that creates a “grave national security threat” to the United States.”