Immigration has created immense controversy in the United States. One argument put forth by opponents of immigration is that foreigner workers will take jobs away from existing citizens. Supporters of increased immigration say that unskilled foreigners fill the positions Americans do not want (H-2B visa and illegal entry); they also say that foreign workers fill the specialty occupations that Americans cannot do (H-1B, L-1, TN-1, E-3 Visas and Green Card). Support or opposition to immigration will vary depending on the vitality of the economy at the time the poll is taken; therefore, both a short-term and long-term view should be considered when adopting an immigration policy. For sake of brevity, this article will consider the long-term solution.
With employers showing no appetite to hire and an unemployment rate over 9%, there does not seem to be hope for an economic turnaround any time soon. But the White House insists that the economy is expanding. Vice President Biden announced on the 23 April 2010 that millions of new jobs will be created before 2011 [i]. If the Obama economic expansion continues and we return to national full employment, where will we find the workers? It was only a few years ago, President Bush announced in a press conference from Charlotte, NC that “we’re not training enough people to fill the jobs of the 21st century; there’s a skills gap.” Assuming the White House will deliver on its promise to create 3 million new jobs as well as recover the 4 million jobs lost since the recession began, we have to wonder where will companies find employees?
The solution to this problem is within you. Literally.
Since Roe v. Wade was signed in to law in 1973, women have aborted 51 million children from their wombs [ii]. Coincidentally, Pew Center reports that the United States currently has 37 million foreign-born residents [iii].
Now, if you back out the children aborted from the period 1992 to the present day (too young to work had they lived), the sum is 30,006,400 – an amount roughly equal to total number of illegal aliens, foreign-born residents, and naturalized citizens.
What has been said thus far is not in any sense meant to imply that the United States should halt all immigration. Most would agree that our nation’s economic success and superiority among the other nations of the world is, in fact, due to our generous invitation for all people of the world to embrace American ideology and our economic system and our traditions. Those who are patriotic toward our country, and if they are willing and able to work, should be welcomed here. However, if the case is made that we need to open our borders to find employees then such a justification should be rejected.
America would never have a labor shortage if our women had not terminated future employees in their wombs.
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[i] http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100423/us_nm/us_usa_jobs_biden. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – “Vice President Joe Biden predicted the U.S. economy would create 100,000 to 200,000 jobs next month, with a rise to 250,000 to 500,000 jobs per month soon afterward, according to a press pool report …”
[ii] http://www.nrlc.org/abortion/facts/abortionstats.html. Alan Guttmacher Institute Statistics Click here for details and documentation and the Center for Disease Control Statistics Click here for details and documentation. (Click here for PDF version). Abortion projections from 2007-2010 are estimated by this author.