FAIR: Eye-opening stats should overrule feelings

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

cash 100-dollar billAn immigration enforcement advocate says emotions, not facts, are driving immigration policy in the United States.

The U.S. Census Department recently revealed a startling statistic: a whopping 63 percent of non-citizens both legal and illegal are on welfare, some 4.6 million U.S. households.

The stats further reveal that if the non-citizens have been in the U.S. more than 10 years, the welfare dependency grows to 70 percent.


While these stats should bolster President Trump's argument for better border enforcement, Ira Mehlman of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR, says the whole immigration debate is not based on facts.

"If it was based purely on facts, we wouldn't be having this discussion," he complains. "It's based primarily on emotion and emotion is a very powerful argument."

Yet facts remain regardless of people's emotions, he adds, so the fact is there are large numbers of people coming to the United States who are "ill prepared to succeed" in a 21st century economy.  

"And it's costing the American taxpayers an awful lot of money," he warns. "When you have close to two-thirds of all immigrant headed households in this country relying on public assistance, that tells you that the whole immigration system is flawed and it needs to be rethought." 

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