To provide you with an idea of how other countries are dealing with the high immigration issue, Immigration Watch Canada provides you with two news items, one from the UK and the other from the U.S.:
(1) A news article from Sir Andrew Green of Migration Watch UK: “Immigration divides England into two zones”. It points out that one in four children born today in the UK has a foreign parent and that the government has ignored the wishes of 75% of the British public who want to see high immigration numbers reduced. This article focuses on the cultural impact of high immigration, something which a number of politicians at all three levels in Canada continue to ignore.
(2) A news release: “Immigration To Add 100+ Million To U.S. Population By 2060” from The Center for Immigration Studies, an independent research institute which examines the impact of immigration on the United States. This coming week, it publishes a detailed look at the impact of different levels of immigration admissions. Undoubtedly, this report will focus on the environmental impact of high immigration, something which a number of politicians at all three levels in Canada seem to think is irrelevant to Planet Canada.
Immigration divides England into two zones
Commentary by Sir Andrew Green
Chairman of Migration Watch UK
The Daily Telegraph, London, 23 August, 2007
News today that one in four children born in Britain has a foreign parent is clearest possible evidence of the effect of mass immigration on our society. Many people simply don't understand how this could have happened without anyone being consulted and they are deeply concerned about the future.
Is it a cock up or a conspiracy? Actually, both. Labour abolished the last of our checks on individuals as they crossed our borders and they were desperately slow in tackling the asylum crisis. But the real reason is deliberate, if largely camouflaged, government policy.
Labour's 1997 manifesto said only that “Every country must have firm control over immigration and Britain is no exception”. The first hint, no more, came in the 2001 manifesto which said that “As our economy changes and expands, so our rules on immigration need to reflect the need to meet skills shortages”.
This turned out to be the trigger for a massive increase in work permits which have trebled under this government – a policy supported by the extreme left for ideological reasons, by trades unions for politically correct reasons, and by employers for reasons of self interest.
In 2004, the same forces argued for opening our borders to the East Europeans with results that were at least ten times larger than the government had foreseen.
This mass immigration is dividing England into two zones. In the countryside, life continues much as usual. In the cities, multiculturalism is rapidly taking over. In London, one third of the population are immigrants and half of all children are born to foreign mothers. In many city schools immigrant children can find little British culture to adhere to, even if they wished to do so.
Trevor Philips was right to suggest that we are “sleepwalking towards segregation”. Second generation Muslims have not only failed to integrate – a small dangerous minority are so filled with hatred for our country that they turn into suicide bombers.
The situation is now very serious but not hopeless. The first requirement is to get the numbers under control. The government reel off a list of measures, many of them admirable in themselves, but they still refuse to put any overall limit on immigration, despite the fact 75% of the public wish to see one.
They are living dangerously. There is a growing groundswell of anger to which they would be wise to respond.
Immigration to Add 100+ Million to U.S. Population by 2060
New Report Takes Detailed Look at Impact of Different Levels of Admissions
WASHINGTON (August 2007) — New projections from the Center for Immigration Studies show that the current level of immigration (legal and illegal) will add more than 100 million people to the nation's population by 2060. The report also shows that immigration has only a small impact on slowing the aging of American society.
While population growth has not been at the center of the immigration debate, polls show the public is deeply concerned about issues related to population size, including congestion, sprawl, preservation of open spaces, and greenhouse gas emissions.
The report, entitled, '100 Million More: Projecting the Impact of Immigration on the US Population, 2007 to 2060,' is embargoed until its release on Thursday, August 30, at 9:30 a.m. The study will be available online at that time at www.cis.org; advance copies are available to the media. The panel discussion marking the release of the report is free and open to the public.
WHAT: Release of '100 Million More: Projecting the Impact of Immigration on the U.S. Population, 2007 to 2060'
WHEN: Thursday, August 30, 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th & F streets
WHO: Dr. Steven Camarota, author of the report and Director of Research at the Center for Immigration Studies
Ben Wattenberg, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and author of Fewer: How the New Demography of Depopulation Will Shape Our Future
Roy Beck, Executive Director of Numbers USA and author of The Case Against Immigration
CONTACT: Steven Camarota, (202) 466-8185 or email@example.com