NEWS — AUSTRALIA : UNNECESSARY IMMIGRATION NEUTRALIZES ECONOMIC STIMULUS ; THE NETHERLANDS : LARGE-SCALE IMMIGRATION UNDERMINES SUCCESSFUL INTEGRATION ; U.S. : A SHORT TALE OF JOE LEGAL VS JOSE ILLEGAL
These items should make Canadians ask the following questions:
(1) Does immigration neutralize Canada's $40 Billion economic stimulus? According to one study, remember that, in 2002 alone, the total bill for the group of immigrants who arrived between 1990 and 2002 was $18.3 Billion. To put this figure in perspective, this amount was more than what the federal government spent on health care in that year for all of Canada. Moreover, total federal programme spending in 2000/2001 was $116 Billion. In other words, high immigration levels are not an economic triviality. Allowing around 450,000 regular and temporary immigrants per year in a time of rising unemployment is clearly an economic depressant. How big a shock do all of our federal parties and their immigration supporters need before they start thinking about this?
(2) How much does high immigration undermine successful integration? Ethnic colonies in different parts of Canada should be enough evidence of future dis-integration and division in Canada.
(3) How much does failure to count and to remove illegals affect Canada? Our government, which has done almost nothing to calculate the number of illegals in Canada, recently announced that biometric tracking of visa holders would be in effect by 2013. Some kind of tracking should have been done many years ago. Why was nothing done and why does Canada have to wait until 2013?
AUSTRALIA : UNNECESSARY IMMIGRATION NEUTRALIZES ECONOMIC STIMULUS
A recent study by researchers at Australia's Monash University found that the Australian government's $42 Billion economic stimulus will be neutralized by Australia's unjustified and unnecessary high immigration levels. The stimulus is intended to protect Australian workers and their jobs.
Immigration to Australia will mean a total of around 140,000 new job seekers each year—at a time when the government itself is projecting no employment growth. A major reason for the 140,000 figure is that employer-sponsored visas to immigrants are inadequately regulated. Australian employers do not have to prove that Australian workers are unavailable for jobs. Also, Australian employers do not have to pay immigrants as much as they pay Australian workers. As a result, employers are abusing the program.
The Monash University researchers recommended the following:
(1) Priority should be given to how Australian training and mobility incentives can help Australian workers relocate to areas of skill shortages, not to removing obstacles to immigrant recruitment.
(2) Immigration should be strictly limited to those skills where there is a substantiated case that the skill cannot be obtained from within Australia.
(3) The range of occupations eligible for skilled immigration should be curtailed, particularly for employer-sponsored visas.
(4) Employers should have to provide proof that Australians are not available for the jobs in question.
The report was written by Bob Birrell, Ernest Healy and Bob Kinnaird. It is titled , “Immigration And The Nation Building and Jobs Plan”: CPUR Bulletin, Centre for Population and Urban Research, Monash University, Melbourne, 2009. It is available at http://arts.monash.edu.au/cpur/index.php
LARGE-SCALE IMMIGRATION UNDERMINES SUCCESSFUL INTEGRATION
The Netherlands More people entered the Netherlands than left the country in 2008 for the first time in six years, reports Immigration Minister Eberhard van der Laan.
A record number of 140,000 migrants were recorded last year, and are made up mainly of 'import brides' and eastern European immigrants. The number of 'import brides' increased by 32 percent to 15,330 and come mainly from Turkey and Morocco.
In the first six months of 2008, the population increased by almost 30,000.
The latest figures indicate a reverse in the prevailing migration pattern, which saw more emigrants than immigrants in the country since 2003.
The ministry said immigrants have found ways to circumvent the rules by, for instance, first bringing a partner to another EU country.
And the Netherlands cannot possibly integrate all these newcomers, said Van der Laan.
De Telegraaf reports Van der Laan wants to end the inflow of unskilled marriage candidates because it negates all the energy and money invested in integration.
The ministers tough stance was cheered by the Christian Democrats and opposition conservative VVD party who hope that the cabinet would finally see the relationship between large-scale immigration and unsuccessful integration.
Radio Netherlands / Expatica
A SHORT TALE OF JOE LEGAL VS. JOSE ILLEGAL
You have 2 families…”Joe Legal” and “Jose Illegal”. Both families have 2 parents, 2 children and live in California.
“Joe Legal” works in construction, has a Social Security Number, and makes $25.00 per hour with payroll taxes deducted….
“Jose Illegal” also works in construction, has “NO” Social Security Number, and gets paid $15.00 cash “under the table”.
Joe Legal…$25.00 per hour x 40 hours $1000.00 per week, $52,000 per year. Now take 30% away for state federal tax. Joe Legal now has $31,231.00
Jose Illegal….$15.00 per hour x 40 hours $600.00 per week, $31,200.00 per year. Jose Illegal pays no taxes… Jose Illegal now has $31,200.00
Joe Legal pays Medical and Dental Insurance with limited coverage $1000.00 per month, $12,000.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $19,231.00
Jose Illegal has full Medical and Dental coverage through the state and local clinics at a cost of $0.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00
Joe Legal makes too much money is not eligible for Food Stamps or welfare. Joe Legal pays for food $1,000.00 per month $12,000.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $7,231.00
Jose Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for Food Stamps and Welfare. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00
Joe Legal pays rent of $1,000.00 per month, $12,000.00 per year Joe Legal is now in the hole minus (-) $4,769.00
Jose Illegal receives a $500 per month Federal rent subsidy Jose Illegal pays rent $500.00 per month,$6,000.00 per year Jose Illegal still has$25,200.00
Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after work.
Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family.
Joe Legal's and Jose Illegal's children both attend the same school. Joe Legal pays for his children's lunches while Jose Illegal's children get a government sponsored lunch.
Jose Illegal's children have an after school ESL program. Joe Legal's children go home.
Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the same Police and Fire Services, but Joe paid for them and Jose did not pay.