America Wants Legal Immigrants

Virtually everyone knows America has a big illegal immigration problem. But we also have a legal immigration problem: Current U.S. immigration policy is not serving the best interests of America. Is there a way to protect American citizens and still welcome newcomers to our shores? Reihan Salam offers an insightful solution.
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I am the proud son of immigrants from Bangladesh. I was raised in New York City, which has benefited enormously from the energy and ambition of the millions of people born abroad who’ve chosen to make it their home. But I also believe that America’s immigration system needs to work for America, and right now, that is simply not the case.

We need a new immigration system. So what should it be? We’re often presented with two stark choices: Severe restrictions or open borders. I think there’s a better way.

But before I offer a solution, let’s look at the usual suspects. The case for open borders is, on the surface, pretty attractive. Tens of millions of people around the world would be grateful to come to America for the chance to live in peace and earn a decent living. The vast majority of them mean us no harm. Why not give them a chance to share in the blessings of liberty?

The simple answer is that our country is more than just a marketplace. We’re a democracy based on a social contract. Americans pay taxes so that, among other things, the poorest, most unlucky among us can still lead decent and dignified lives.

If you can’t work, you might be eligible for unemployment benefits or disability. If you do work but your paycheck doesn’t go far enough for you to afford medical care or food for your kids, we have a safety net designed to help you stay afloat.

Liberals and conservatives disagree on how extensive this safety net ought to be, but they all agree it needs to be there. The question is, how we far are willing to stretch it?

A century ago, immigrants who found they couldn’t make it in America had little choice but to go back home. That is no longer the case. These days, immigrants who can’t earn enough to support their families have access to many government benefits. That doesn’t make them bad people. In an age of offshoring and automation, wages for menial jobs don’t go very far. If we only admitted a modest number of low-skill immigrants—say, as political refugees—we could easily handle it. But over the past forty years, we have allowed millions of low-skill immigrants into the country, both legally and illegally. While highly-educated immigrants pay far more in
taxes than they consume in benefits, the opposite is true of immigrants with less than a high school diploma

Immigrant engineers working for Google, Amazon and Apple do just fine without government help. The immigrant janitors and busboys who serve them struggle to afford housing and to give their kids a decent start in life. Without government aid, many would go hungry. If we were to open our borders, the number of low-skilled immigrants would skyrocket, and so too would the cost of meeting their needs. Ironically, this would only exacerbate the wealth disparity that so animates the open borders crowd.

Maybe the rich could wall themselves off in gated communities. But the growing ranks of the poor and even the middle class would have to deal with ever more strained social services. That could provoke resentment strong enough to set off real class warfare.

If open borders are a bad idea, so too is severely restricting immigration. For one, immigration has always been part of the American story. And it continues to be an essential source of talent, from Silicon Valley to medicine to pro sports. Why shut ourselves off from the dynamism and energy that immigrants can bring?

Thankfully, there is a way to fix this problem.

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40 thoughts on “America Wants Legal Immigrants”

  1. As a liberal I never found myself agree about most of the things said in Prageru video.

  2. This is a republic. And, how about we eliminate all legal and illegal immigration. That's the only solution. Non-whites vote 70%+ Democrat. Build the wall. Time to focus on the mess and stop the spreading invasion cancer.

  3. NO!! DEFINITELY NOT! No More Immigrants! as a matter of fact we need to start deporting all the illegal immigrants and anchor babies now! let's make AMERICA FIRST again which means American jobs for Americans. PLEASE DO NOT advocate for more immigrants this is national suicide! instead advocate for improving the nations which these people fled.

  4. IF YOU WANT TO COME TO USA YOU SHOULD COME WITH SOME EDUCATION AND ABILITY TO GIVE TO THIS COUNTRY…DONT COME HERE AND LIVE OFF THE SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM…..PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO BE PAYING FOR YOU TO STAY FREE HERE…MOST LATINOS WHO ARE ESCAPING VIOLENCE SHOULD TRY TO IMPROVE THEIR COUNTRIES BEFORE TRYING TO JUMP THE WALL…MOST ARE UNEDUCATED AND WANT TO MOVE TO THE US JUST FOR A BETTER LIFE..THEY DONT THINK HOW THEY WILL SET THEMSELVES IN THE COUNTRY…THEY ARE THEN FORCED TO LIVE OFF THE GOVERNMENT….IF THE GOVERNMENT LETS ALL OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA TO MIGRATE TO THE US THEN WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO AMERICANS???? DONT JUMP THE WALL

  5. Come in legally !!!
    You can always seek asylum. Feel free to do so!
    But you can't just climb over a wall and be like "Oh I'm sorry guys , I didn't know where the crossing point was". That is not seeking asylum , that IS illegal immigration.

  6. Totally agree 👍 I just want to add something “ Some Skills don’t necessary need an high school diploma, SOME skills ALSO NEED in America exemple Chef 👩‍🍳 “ but yes I agree 👍

  7. From my experience, most people can’t even tell who’s legal and who’s not. They just see a brown person and automatically think they’re illegal. I’m a U.S. citizen and served my country and I still have people asking me what part of Mexico I’m from.

  8. To be honest as an immigrant myself I always thought immigration was merit based until I came to the U.S and realized merit based immigrants are the minority. I've had a B1/B2 visitors visa. That's a 10 year visa allowing someone to visit the U.S. and it has some strict requirements, the most important being that they have to determine that you have strong ties to your country of origin. Meaning they want to be sure that you will return to your country within a 6 month period if you travel to the U.S. In an interview at a U.S Embassy they want to see how much money you're making, they want to know about your family members, they want to know where you are going to stay, how long you intend to stay, and why you are going to the U.S. And they turn down the majority of people applying for visas. My family and I got a permanent resident card, it took 8 years from the time we applied, and we were able to get it because the U.S. has a shortage nurses. We were able to come here because my mom has a needed skill and there is high demand because of a shortage. We don't used any government assistant programs, we work all the time and pay lots of taxes, and get little to no refund some years. We haven't taken anyone's jobs or benefits or even relied on tax payers. I know this is not the majority because I know people who contribute nothing to the country and rely government aid, despite there being enough wealth in this country. And for people who think the government is just doing a free for all on green cards, that's not exactly true. They have shut down entire countries for periods of years from obtaining green cards. It's just that the system has many allowances and the wrong people take advantage of it.

  9. Replacing white people with other races in their own countries is totally fine… as long as it's legal!

  10. Many white Amerikkkans only want legal immigration from European countries just like Trump and Ken Cuccinelli the director of immigration. The guy that couldn’t win a governorship in VA because of his bigoted immigration proposals.
    Many white Amerikkkans are starting to realize they have negative birth rates and a result the are decreasing. They can see they will soon not be the majority and it will destroy their white supremacy structure.

  11. Get this man in Congress so that he can draft the ideas expressed in this video into legislation. America needs this!

  12. From this video it sounds like US is a socialism country, the government provides everything? Whatever it is, behind the the scene is selfishness. Also I see explicit arrogance from this presentation. Throughout the history, US prosperity has a lot to do with immigrants. But I feel like US is going down. Because of it's not that open anymore, because of its strict immigrants law. I mean from the perspective of humanity, why would you restrict a person where he wants to go where he wanna stay. No one has the right to do that. US is imitating once what China did to lock its coastline, we call it 閉館鎖國. Humble means wisdom.

  13. The racist whites don't want Craig Cobb because he is 14% black, and the blacks don't want him because he is a racist. He'll have to start learning Spanish, and change his first name to Rodrigo.

  14. Very funny. Craig Cobb's DNA is 14% Sub-Saharan Black (Botswana, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda…).
    YOU CANNOT GET ANY MORE BLACKER THEN THAT.

  15. You are correct if by racist you mean one who adheres to the existence of races. Racists love diversity, they love the fact that different races exist. You on the other hand want one race, the human race.

    Diversity is key to the survival of any living thing. Humanity is so prideful that it won't let itself diverge into different groups destroying our adaptability as living organisms. This is why humanity will die. Multiculturalism is killing us .

  16. All people deserve to live free, to associate w/ whomever they want. This is upon what nations are built, this is how societies are built. America was established as a nation, but for the past 100 years the JEW "Talmudic" Bankers who've taken over America by way of the FEDERAL RESERVE CENTRAL BANKING SYSTEM, have destroyed our White Western society.
    Listen to my latest song in tribute to Craig Cobb and other White brethren like Scott Roberts that stand firmly for our people. /watch?v=8kjS8BFM5Cg

  17. I hope you're not justifying White Genocide b/c a White Separatist is anti-Jew?

    You are not the Thought Police, you can't discredit pro-whites who want to end the ongoing program of White Genocide b/c of Craig Cobb's personal feelings about non-whites.

    So called "civil rights" leaders have openly called for the end of my White RACE, yet you don't Police their thoughts???

    Where's your condemnation of Noel Ignatiev?

    RACIST is a HATE word used to justify the ongoing program of White GENOCIDE.

  18. Eugenics is a concept developed millennia ago in one form or another. At the end of the day it's that you can breed a superior being/race. Humans have been doing so with other animals for eons.

  19. That's rich. The white race, bringer of civilization and light unto the entire world is your cause for supporting eugenics. In fact, without the white race, the concept of eugenics simply wouldn't exist. Try again next time.

  20. That's funny coming from somebody who's youtube handle is displayed in Hebrew which is the official language of the Imperialist settler colony and apartheid state known as Israel. You previous comment seems like an exercise in projection.

  21. Juden, you support genocide? Then you have the nerve to call out other races? It's your thought process that has made Israel have to defend herself as she has. Of course, anyone with your mentality can't understand that. You represent everything you claim to stand against.

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