NY Times Op-Ed: Deport Americans, Invite Migrants

From: breitbart.com,  by Neil Munro,  on Jun 18, 2017

Immigration advocate Bret Stephens

America belongs to immigrants because immigrants make the nation more powerful, says a former Wall Street Journal writer who is now working for the New York Times.

Immigrants produce more babies, work harder, create more jobs, and have more ideas, claims the revealing column by immigration-advocate Bret Stephens:

I speak of Americans whose families have been in this country for a few generations. Complacent, entitled and often shockingly ignorant on basic points of American law and history, they are the stagnant pool in which our national prospects risk drowning…

Bottom line: So-called real Americans are screwing up America. Maybe they should leave, so that we can replace them with new and better ones: newcomers who are more appreciative of what the United States has to offer, more ambitious for themselves and their children, and more willing to sacrifice for the future. In other words, just the kind of people we used to be — when “we” had just come off the boat…

I’m the child of immigrants and grew up abroad, I have always thought of the United States as a country that belongs first to its newcomers — the people who strain hardest to become a part of it because they realize that it’s precious; and who do the most to remake it so that our ideas, and our appeal, may stay fresh.

That used to be a cliché, but in the Age of [President Donald] Trump it needs to be explained all over again. We’re a country of immigrants — by and for them, too. Americans who don’t get it should get out.

Stephens’ article includes several apples-to-orange statistical flubs, plus grotesque generalizations, and regurgitated business-funded agitprop. For example, Stephens says the United States “is a country of immigrants” even though roughly 84 percent of people living in the United States were born in the United States — despite the elite-backed huge influx of immigrants over the last few decades. Similarly, Stephens treats immigrants as a uniform mass, as if he believes that migrating MS-13 gang members are as beneficial as are freedom-seeking inventors.

But the article’s main feature is the progressive view that people — Americans, foreigners, gang-bangers, whatever — should be selected by the all-powerful State to serve the State’s high-IQ progressive leadership class in D.C. and Wall Street.

That view is shared by former President Barack Obama, who told supporters in November 2014 that:

Sometimes we get attached to our particular tribe, our particular race, our particular religion, and then we start treating other folks differently. And that, sometimes, has been a bottleneck to how we think about immigration.  If you look at the history of immigration in this country, each successive wave, there have been periods where the folks who were already here suddenly say, ‘Well, I don’t want those folks’ — even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans.

That government-first view allows Stephens to ignore the Declaration of Independence which declared that people’s rights came from a higher source than government:  “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

The elitist view also allows Stephens to welcome mass immigration because — not despite, but because — it hugely distorts the nation’s economy in favor of elite business leaders and major cities.

Mass immigration spikes profits and stock values by cutting salaries for manual and skilled labor offered by blue-collar and white-collar employees drives up real estate prices, reduces high-tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, and sidelines marginalized Americans and their families.  Mass immigration also imposes the social “diversity” which helps Stephens and his allies as they claim a Darwinian right to fragment, divide and rule Americans without any rude interference by the voters on November 8, 2016.

In contrast, President Donald Trump won his 2016 campaign on a promise to put Americans first. He told his inauguration listeners that he would hold to a policy of “Buy American, Hire American,” he has started enforcing immigration laws and is pushing for a “merit-based” immigration plan that would raise the productivity and wealth of Americans.

Read the New York Times column here. Follow Neil Munro on Twitter @NeilMunroDC or email the author at NMunro@Breitbart.com


Yep, that’s the ticket. The intelligentsia, the enlightened elite can stay but “lesser” individuals, especially conservative Neanderthals, should be deported so more easily-controlled immigrants can be imported to do the jobs that the industrial proletariat won’t do (at least not for slave wages). What a great country America could be if only the enlightened elite could have total control.

This article (and its immigration-advocate author) are so full of bovine excrement that we need to have boots on just to read it.

It doesn’t deserve any more time or commentary.



Categories: Political


3 replies

  1. “I’m the child of immigrants and grew up abroad, I have always thought of the United States as a country that belongs first to its newcomers…”
    says Immigration advocate Bret Stephens.

    Need I say more?


  2. I actually don’t find either of these guys – Neil Munro or Brett Stephens – to be very objective on the topic of immigration. Stephens’ judgment seems to be clouded by his dislike for Donald Trump but at the same time I sense a pro-Trump defensiveness in Munro that, IMO, clouds his judgment as well.

    I too have said that I would trade Americans (the liberals and certain democrats, that is) for immigrants, and I wasn’t saying that facetiously, so I can’t fairly criticize Brett Stephens for saying the same thing, although there are other aspects to his essay with which I disagree. He’s correct that LEGAL immigration has been good for this nation, but then he makes a major fail by not distinguishing between legal immigration and illegal immigration, and he unfairly embraces the Left’s lie that Trump is anti-immigration of any kind, which isn’t true. My biggest problem with Stephens is that he’s an illegal-immigrant sympathizer. It’s one thing to sympathize with the children of illegals who were brought here by no choice of their own and who, as a consequence, have no real homeland. But to sympathize with the trespassers who brought them here and who created an untenable mess for their children and this nation is mind-boggling and un-American IMO.

    But I can’t give any kudos to Munro either. He said:

    “…the article’s main feature is the progressive view that people …. Americans, foreigners, gang-bangers, whatever — should be selected by the all-powerful State to serve the State’s high-IQ progressive leadership class in D.C. and Wall Street.”

    I read Stephens’ article and have no idea where Munro came up with that summation. If anyone can see what I missed, please let me know. Munro is correct that Trump promised to put Americans first, and that’s a good thing, but I sense that Munro wants to see this accomplished by way of protectionism. Protectionism is a double-edged sword. It can be an economic boon to one class of Americans at the expense of another class, so we should be very careful here. I would agree, though, that enforcement of American immigration policy and merit-based immigration policies are great achievements if Trump can see them enacted.


  3. Just who the hell does this guy think he is with his holier-than-thou attitude? I have to wonder why Neil Munro would bother to do a honest critique of his piece as if his words were worthy of discussion, rather than dismiss it. He sounds to me like another nutjob lib who’s angry because they lost. First we were deplorable, now we’re stagnant. There’s that diversity they keep talking about.


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