Ryan: A Lawmaker’s Job Is To Put Your Feet In The Shoes of Foreigners

From the reports on Paul Ryan:

However, the Ryan-Rubio-Mulvaney argument that the United States is difficult to enter simply is not true. In fact, the United States has the most generous immigration policy in the world. Because of its vast admissions policy, America has four times more immigrants living here than has any other country on the planet. As a result of our current federal policy of autopilot visas dispensations, each and every day the United States admits enough net immigrants to fill an overcrowded, metropolitan high school. Every week, the United States imports enough immigrants to fill the Staples Center, where the Los Angeles Lakers play. Every month, we resettle a number of immigrants that is nearly the size of the population of East Los Angeles. Every year, we receive a population the size of Dallas. Every three years, we add another entire city of Los Angeles made up of foreign-born immigrants.

Senator Jeff Sessions, a conservative favorite, who takes the opposite view of Ryan, stated:

I love America. I believe I’m an elected official. And who puts me in office? […] The people who should benefit from my actions are the American people. That’s who should be first. Some people seem to think they represent groups, they seem to think we represent the whole world, they think we represent business groups, and activist groups and La Raza or the Chamber of Commerce, and we’re losing sight of who we represent. And it’s absolutely clear that too large a flow of [foreign] workers, particularly lower skilled workers, hammer American workers, damage their ability to get a pay raise or even get a job. That’s not disputable. That matter has been settled. And someone needs to be worried about those people… I think that’s been lost sight of in your nation’s capital.

Paul Ryan, however, over the clear objections of the American people—and, in particular, Republican voters—believes that we need to increase our record high intake of foreign citizens.

Ryan continued:

Putting myself in his shoes, I don’t think I would have done anything differently. If I was living in a country where I had no opportunity, where I was living in despair and poverty and I was fearing for my safety and my family’s well-being, I would go anywhere to make a better life for myself and my family. Who wouldn’t do that? What’s great about this country is we have been this sort of beacon of hope for families, for people. My family is no different than anybody else’s. My story is no different, just couple generations removed.

The point of America is this melting pot. This beacon on the hill, where people come in search of a better life for themselves and make a better for themselves and contribute. That ends up producing a very dynamic economy, a very dynamic society.

Unfortunately, Ryan’s bromides are not supported by facts. During the middle of 20th century, when the United States had enacted strict immigration curbs, the nation saw rising wages, an expansion of the middle class, and assimilation of immigrants already in the nation. In 1965, however, a Ted Kennedy-led immigration rewrite eliminated the immigration caps that had been enacted by President Coolidge and opened up American immigration visas to almost anyone in the world.

Today, after four decades of rampant visa dispensations, reports document sustained compression to our nation’s middle class; real average hourly wages are lower today than they were in 1973; all net job creation among working-age people went to foreign workers from 2000-2014; the number of struggling Americans forced to rely on welfare has reached a record high; overcrowded schools, which are now majority-minority, have struggled to accommodate the growing number of students that qualify for reduced lunch programs and require English language instruction; an influx of a diverse student body with fewer English speakers has sent U.S. test scores plummeting; and the importation of criminal organizations has negatively impacted the safety of what are now gang-besieged communities.

The influx has proven especially deleterious to black Americans and immigrants already in the nation, who have struggled to lift themselves into the middle class as they find their job opportunities and wages driven down by a federally-sponsored flood of additional foreign workers imported into the country.

Paul Ryan has a history of far leftist amnesty support, with a socialist/communist, Rep. Luis Gutierrez  of Chicago.  They have been best buddies in the past, appearing jointly at pro-amnesty events.  Gutierrez identified himself as a socialist while in Puerto Rico, where he was born.  Gutierrez called the murder of Kate Steienle “a little thing” (see video below) and has taken to the floor of the House with a picture of Donald Trump at his side, to denounce Trump as the worst kind of American.

The moderates and some conservatives in the House want to forget Paul Ryan's views on illegal immigration.  Now is not the time to forget.  They see his working with Gutierrez as a man who can reach across the aisle, this is not the type of reaching any conservative should be involved in-not with the safety and economic well being of the country at stake.


Source: Breitbart News



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