Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Politics of Mass Immigration

Here in the USA we have an ongoing debate about the merits of mass immigration, both legal and illegal, from third world countries. Many of the countries in Europe have the same debate. It was revealed recently why the Labour party in Britain favors mass immigration:

In an astonishingly insouciant article Andrew Neather — a former adviser to Straw, Blair and David Blunkett — revealed that Labour ministers had a hidden agenda in allowing immigrants to flood into the country.
According to Neather, who was present at secret meetings during the summer of 2000, the government had “a driving political purpose” which was: “mass immigration was the way that the government was going to make the UK truly multicultural”.
What’s more, Neather said he came away “from some discussions with the clear sense that the policy was intended — even if this wasn’t its main purpose — to rub the right’s nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date”.
Ministers longed for an immigration boom but wouldn’t talk about it, he wrote. “They probably realised the conservatism of their core voters: while ministers might have been passionately in favour of a more diverse society, it wasn’t necessarily a debate they wanted to have in working men’s clubs in Sheffield or Sunderland.”
The revelations get worse. “There was a reluctance ... in government,” he wrote, “to discuss what increased immigration would mean, above all for Labour’s core white working-class vote.” The social outcomes that ministers cared about were those affecting the immigrants. This, Neather explains, shone out in a report published in 2001 after these confidential deliberations.

It would not surprise me in the least to learn that the true motives of the advocates of mass immigration and amnesty for illegals here in the USA are the same. And this is an issue that cuts across party lines. Republicans like Bush and McCain are just as stupid on the matter as 0bama. They want masses of immigrants from third world countries. No matter if it increases crime, drives down wages and strains schools and public services.


paul said...

if global warming is so important then should we limit northward immigration to counties where people are forced to consume more energy,people should only be allowed to immigrate where there "footprint will be less" if its so critical

Jungle Jim said...

Good point, Paul.