Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Deep Thoughts

As I become more immersed in the immigration debate, I have noticed something. So many pro-immigration proponents just don't know what they're talking about. Many of these individuals are highly intelligent and usually well informed. But they just haven't educated themselves on the debate. Here's a "deep thought" from Jane Galt:

The question then becomes: should we want to help these low-skilled workers at the expense of immigrants? Especially when the immigrants are hard-working people born into a rotten economic environment, while the American low-skilled workers get that way by virtue of personal decisions like dropping out of high school?

Say what? Around 50% of illegal immigrants have no high school diploma! Though one could argue many of these individuals dropped out because of economic necessity, while Americans dropped out because of laziness, it fails yet another empirical test--Hispanic graduation rates in America. In Los Angeles, only 38% of Latinos are graduating in four years. The overall drop out rate is around 24% for Hispanics (some data puts it closer to 30%); which is 2 times the black rate and more than 3 times the white rate.

Thus, apparently, we must continually replenish the stock of people we want to help because the people we help end up birthing people we don't want to help. Err, or something like that.

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