Immigration still is exploding

Published 11:43 am Saturday, March 3, 2012


Given the American public’s ambivalence on the topic, it is no wonder that American policy on this controversial subject has been incoherent, inconsistent and impractical for the last four decades. The results of our chaotic immigration policy have been nothing short of disastrous.

America must face the truth: The great dream and promise of immigration has become our national nightmare. For more than 150 years, our national policy has swung from one unsuccessful extreme to another. If we do not look our problems in the face, anticipate the projected consequences of our current policy and take steps to stem the dangerous trends in which we find ourselves, we will ultimately find ourselves not in a multicultural “melting pot,” but a cultural meltdown that cannot sustain itself.

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We cannot be sucked into the myth of permeable borders and “unity in diversity.” We must insist on controlled growth and unity derived from common goals and common effort. Our very survival depends on it.

This writer believes that our exploding immigration problem is among the greatest threats this country faces. In reality, the immigration catastrophe is a critical factor that is an undercurrent in virtually all of our other current national crises: the growing recession/depression, the national security emergency, the crumbling of reliable health care, the disintegration of public education and the destruction of our social and cultural mores, just to name a few.

We must cut the number of new immigrants from the million of today down to about 200,000 per year.

Think about it!


Paul Westrum

Albert Lea