The existential threat of mass immigration to America's culture and world leadership.                          
By R James Towe  

The current push for immigration reform, or amnesty, is an alarming reminder of the changing demographics of the United States. An overload of migrants from developing countries, specifically Latin America, is altering the landscapes of our largest metropolitan areas. American cities are exhibiting an 'internationalization', with competing languages and cultures challenging the dream of our national motto, E Pluribus Unum.

Similar immigration burdens are felt in much of Western Europe and even Israel (Link). Wealthy nations are reaching a point of 'critical mass' when challenged with maintaining an advanced citizenry versus human compassion.

The immigration debate in America is driven by political expediency and ironically, racism. Lies, half-truths and accusations of bigotry are hurled at opponents of open borders. Adding to America's cultural woes, out of whack quotas dating to 1965 have welcomed millions of legal emigrants from the developing world, followed consequently, by seemingly endless family immigration. 

This decades old Act has created tens of millions of voters that generally support the most radical of agendas. Their votes have lifted fringe politics to the mainstream. Democratic Party support is fueled by immigration, thus it continues to support porous borders, regardless of the harm on infrastructure, social services and public safety.

Today's immigrants, regardless of legal status, generally emigrate from traditionally agrarian societies. These are countries where 'communalism' and socialist tendencies are accepted and promulgated. Juxtapose these perspectives with the American concepts of 'rugged individualism' and small government. So naturally, these immigrants turn to the political party offering the best social safety net and image of inclusion: the Democrats.

© Arasmus Photo, Wikimedia Commons 

At a time where the importance of having an informed populace can't be overstated, the public at large appears increasingly aloof to happenings in Washington. While the informed among us fear the 'racist' tag if we dare challenge the utter insanity of the status quo, or Washington's solution: amnesty. All the while, millions of low skilled, mostly homogenous Spanish speaking immigrants make their way across our border.

Put simply, societies that value education are globally dominant and create wealth. English, German and Eastern European Jewry that came to America understood the rewards of education. Our universities are filled with the Nobel Prizes and cutting-edge discoveries of their descendants. 

Recent headlines point to U.S. adults scoring below average in basic skills compared to other nations. Well, firstly, America was compared to 19 other advanced nations, not the 195 or so other countries on the planet. 

There was a clear distinction between Americans with a certain level of educational attainment compared to undereducated and most distinctly, immigrants with very low levels of education (Link). Unfortunately, education and knowledge are features not weighed equally in all societies. 
Poster by Ernesto Yerena and Shepard Fairey.

Another irony of mass immigration is that the cultural failures of the old country follow immigrant flows like a shadow. The melting pot doesn't function when homogenous (Spanish speaking) immigrants arrive in large numbers over several decades. It's like pouring a glass of water without patience; the water hits the bottom of the glass with excessive force, creating a violent upward motion out of the cylinder. Growing immigrant enclaves in America's cities are overflowing into political and social dominance without assimilation.

Latin American emigrants, specifically from Mexico, feel a momentum to their numbers.

The traditional 'melting pot' concept has been scrapped for confrontational enclaves of Latin American emigrants creating political caucuses to advance an agenda. It's an agenda concerned solely with a language other than ours and with their specific ethnicity. California is a distressing example of this phenomenon, where the state legislature has become a slave to the 'Latino Caucus' and its radical agenda; driver licenses, in-state tuition, sanctuary cities that label federal immigration enforcement as the enemy, and yes, allowing illegal immigrants to serve on juries and practice law. 

Would this madness have been seriously considered even five years ago? I think not. What's happening in California is an example of how homogenous immigrant populations can grow exponentially in numbers leading to rapid political power in a democracy. 

There is an invasion of sorts and its becoming increasingly loud and confrontational. Supporting 'immigration reform' as it's currently structured may be a death knell for the America we know and love.