According to the American Community Survey, first generation Hispanic immigrant men are 27 percent likely to be in prison. That should be a red flag to Americans concerned about the effect of immigration on our country. Unfortunately, it gets even worse later on. When a man of Hispanic descent is actually born in America, they are 157 percent more likely to be in prison. This is a problem that should concern every American.
Every year, thousands of people from Latin America are let into the United States legally, and countless more come illegally. America has no reason, much less an obligation, to offer citizenship and its many benefits to these people. Prior to 1965, America only took immigrants who could prove they had a plan to support themselves and not become a burden to U.S. taxpayers. When Ted Kennedy’s 1965 immigration reforms went into effect, all of that changed. As we are starting to see the second and third generation effects of these changes, Americans should be warned that these policies are not good for our country and very expensive.
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