Lies a Democrat Told Me - Demographics and Immigration

Big media, liberal talking heads and politicians and the lies they tell on demographics and immigration in America.

WASHINGTON, DC, November 27, 2012 - Demographics and immigration are difficult topics to discuss.  Some consider the issue too racial and taboo and others avoid the topic because the numbers and consensus are constantly changing.  However, the fact that some may view this topic as uncomfortable doesn’t make it unimportant; in fact, it is too important to leave to the media, politicians and talking heads – this author excluded. 

The following are three lies that have been repeated ad-nauseum about demographics, immigration and all things considered too taboo to contradict.

  • Whites are no longer the majority of births in the US

The New York Times published this story on May 17, 2012 based upon the US Census estimates.  The US Census stated, “a set of estimates showing that 50.4 percent of our nation’s population younger than age 1 were minorities as of July 1, 2011.”  Despite these claims, the US Census admits on its website, “The US Census Bureau is not the primary source for data on births.  The primary source is the National Center For Health Statistics (NCHS).”  The NCHS did not provide the full data on 2011 births until October 3, 2012; nonetheless, the liberal media couldn’t wait to celebrate the multicultural future they helped to build.  Unfortunately, when the NCHS did provide the numbers in detail, they didn’t quite pan out the way The New York Times had hoped.

According to the National Vital Statistics Report: Volume 61, number 5 which is entitled Births: Preliminary Data for 2011: Total births for 2011, there were 3,953,593 births, of which 2,150,926 were by non-Hispanic whites.  That total equates to 54.4% of the population and according to any first grade math teacher that makes a majority.   

In fact this total was a trend of the white share of births increasing since 2008 according to previous NCHS Reports:

White

Black

Hispanic

2008

53.38%

14.70%

24.50%

2009

53.56%

14.75%

24.19%

2010

54.06%

14.72%

23.60%

2011

54.40%

14.74%

23.07%

  •  Americans favor legal immigration

“Americans dislike illegal immigration but love legal immigration and favor increasing the number of legal immigrants.” This has been something politicians have said as long as they’ve had to pander to diverse ethnic groups for votes and to big business for campaign contributions. Unfortunately, polling doesn’t support a politician’s theory.

Gallup has been running polls on this issue since 1965.  According to Gallup, a majority or plurality of Americans have favored decreasing legal immigration in eight of the eleven years polled; the remaining three years had a plurality of Americans wanting immigration levels to stay the same.  Obviously, immigration is not on the forefront of the national conversation at all times; however, when national security or amnesty are brought into a major national debate, a majority of Americans favor decreasing legal immigration.  Such were the cases in 2001, 2006, and 2009 when 58%, 51% and 50% respectively supported reducing legal immigration.

Don’t tell Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Barack Obama or Chuck Schumer but according to a 2012 Gallup Poll of the 64% of Americans who shared their dissatisfied feelings on immigration, only 6% wanted to increase the levels of legal immigration into America.  Forty-two percent of those polled wanted to decrease the number of legal immigrants according to that same poll. 

  • We Need More Skilled Immigrants Who Create Jobs

There is nothing untrue with this statement; unfortunately, Democrats just lie when they say it.  In 2012, the Republicans proposed the STEM Act, which would abolish Diversity Visas, a program with the sole intent of diversifying the immigrant population of the United States.  With no skills, levels of education, or abilities with the English language taken into account, one recent winner of the Diversity Visa was Hersham Mohamed Hadayet, a terrorist who murdered two Israelis at Los Angeles International Airport.  The STEM ACT would have replaced the 55,000 diversity visa winners with visas to Ph.D.’s in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  The bill failed the two-thirds majority in the House when 153 democrats voted against the measure.  Democrat Luis Gutierrez stated, “Republicans were trying to increase legal immigration for people they want by ending immigration for people they don’t want.”  That’s exactly right. Republicans want to increase immigration for people who are job producers with Ph.D.’s in fields we desperately need, all the while decreasing a program that brings in mostly unskilled labor and possible terrorists, as was the case of Mr. Hadayet. 

Even as President Obama praised immigrants who started high-tech engineering and technology companies all throughout his campaign, his pandering would mean little for such jobs because the Democratic Party is indebted to the ethno-minority lobbies, very few of whom would be in such high-tech fields.  The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, released a study on immigrant entrepreneurship, which broke down the top ten nations of origin for high-tech job creators:

India

33.2%

China

8.1%

United Kingdom

6.3%

Canada

4.2%

Germany

3.9%

Israel

3.5%

Russia

2.4%

South Korea

2.2%

Australia

2.0%

The Netherlands

2.0%

Total

67.8%

Democrats would have to trade uneducated minorities from the third world and replace them with a majority of highly educated Europeans, Canadians, Australians and Asians.  That dog won’t hunt for Democrats’ electoral prospects.  The STEM Act failing is the best of both worlds for Democrats: they can blame Republicans for hating science and immigrants and all the while worship their ideology that diversity is good and all immigrants are the same.


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Ryan James Girdusky has had his work published in Human Events, DailyCaller.com, American Spectator, Townhall.com, The Christian Science Monitor and Americanthinker.com.  He is a political consultant based out of his native New York City. He has been featured on The Dr. Gina Radio Show, The Mark Skoda Show and The Edward Woodson Radio Show.

 

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