A Nation of Immigrants

A Nation of Immigrants


“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled
masses yearning to breathe free…” These poetic lines, engraved on a bronze plaque
beneath the Statue of Liberty, speak to who we are: a nation of immigrants. Until now . . . As Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer lamented,
“Tears are running down the cheeks of the Statue of Liberty.” We’ve turned our backs on those huddled
masses. Closed our borders. Separated families. Hardened our hearts. Or so you would think if you only read the
headlines or watch TV news. Just one problem: It’s not true. The United States still maintains the most
generous immigration policies in the world. Generous to a fault…because the overwhelming
numbers have stymied our ability to assimilate the huddled masses. 50 million residents of America are foreign-born. In fact, today the United States has more
immigrants as a percentage of its total population than at any time since 1890. That’s why, to give one illustration, 176
different languages are spoken among students in the New York City school system. How did we get here? For starters, America grants permanent residence
to a million people every single year. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg because
of something you’ve probably heard referred to as “chain migration.” Chain migration allows immigrants to sponsor
not only their immediate family—parents, spouses and children under age 21, but much
of their extended family once they gain citizenship: unmarried adult children and any children
they might have, married adult children and their children, and brothers and sisters and
their children. Princeton University researchers, using the
most recently available data, found that immigrants sponsored an average of 3.45 additional relatives
each. So, the one million immigrants granted permanent
residence each year potentially adds, over time, another three and a half million. In addition, an estimated 100,000 refugees
and asylum-seekers—people who claim to be fleeing political or personal strife abroad—enter
the country annually. From 2008 to 2017, the U.S. gave green cards
to well over a million people for humanitarian reasons, allowing them to live and work here
permanently. After five years, they can apply for full
citizenship. We’re not done yet. In that same time frame, nearly half a million
more people came to America through the diversity visa lottery—a program designed to admit
more people from “underrepresented” countries into the U.S. Diversity visa applicants don’t need a high
school education, job skills —or pretty much anything. And, thanks again to chain migration, spouses
and unmarried children under 21 of visa lottery winners also get to come to America. This non-stop flow of new legal immigrants—based
on family ties instead of skills, abilities, and allegiance to American values—has, of
course, been supplemented by millions who enter the country illegally and stay illegally. Dominant media outlets use the euphemism “undocumented,” but the official U.S. government term used in federal statutes is “illegal alien”:
an unlawful entrant who came without permission and stays in open defiance of our laws. The number of illegal aliens in the country
is usually given as 11 million, but have you noticed that number never seems to change? Common sense suggests it’s higher—much
higher. And though illegal aliens themselves don’t
qualify for welfare, they receive free health care in our clinics and hospitals, and through
their American-born children they can expect to receive all manner of benefits—cash aid,
food stamps, and housing vouchers. Their children are entitled to a free education
in public schools. Building a high-tech border barrier would
certainly help stem this flow. Ending chain migration is another obvious
remedy. E-Verify, the national database that allows
employers to check workers’ immigration status, is also essential. So is a fully-functioning entry-exit system
to track visa overstayers. But all solutions will ultimately fail unless
we get control of the numbers and enforce our laws consistently. It’s Sovereignty 101: This is our home and
we have not only the right, but the responsibility, to determine who comes in, how many come in,
and what qualities and qualifications they bring. The truth is, we let in millions. And, of course, millions more want to come. Who can blame them? But it’s simply not possible or desirable
to let in everyone. And it’s not hateful to say so. It’s not hateful to protect our borders. It’s not hateful to protect our citizens. It’s not hateful to protect our values. Lady Liberty may be shedding tears—not because
we’ve stopped welcoming immigrants, but because our ill-conceived immigration policies
are threatening the American Dream. I’m Michelle Malkin, CRTV host and author
of Invasion and Sold Out, for Prager University.

100 thoughts on “A Nation of Immigrants

  1. Wait what’s the point of making children unable to immigrate via chain migration? They’re not going to be doing child labour right?

    Adult brothers and sisters is a bit much though. Maybe chain migration should be reduced, not ended

  2. In Switzerland you can't get in the country to live there if you don't have at least 4000 dollars in your pocket.we have been letting illegal. Aliens for free and feed them n clothes them and such down at the border.what the hell are we doing? We all get taxes for that.wake up.upgrade.

  3. I agree with everything that Michelle Maglalang Malkin is saying. But, the way that she delivers her speech, is always with a smug and arrogant demeanor, as if she's some kind of superior royalty.

  4. One misconception that a lot of Republicans and a few Democrats have is that you must love the country you live in. Really, all you need is to accept the country for its flaws and its ups. America isn’t always perfect, the purists have to realise that.

  5. It's amazing listening to Dennis Prager espousing multiculturalism over at his prageru YouTube channel. He is a fine example of why conservatives will not win against liberals. Dennis Prager is a trojan horse, the Enemy Within. He speaks in Sligh Whispers… He claims to be a conservative, and an American, yet his main agenda is multiculturalism, and Zionism. With friends like Dennis Prager, who needs enemies?

  6. Go to:https://www.insighthellonearth.com/ go to press release to see a miraculous American Immigration Success story! America is great because of Immigrants!

  7. Can anyone direct me to a credible website that provides the statistics in the video? People don't usually believe you when you say you got your facts from Youtube…

  8. Diversity Visa applicants need to have a high school education or at least two years of job experience.

    https://www.immihelp.com/green-card-lottery/green-card-lottery-usa-eligibility.html

  9. I say let them all in. This world will end and my faith is in Jesus Christ, not governments, walls, or people. I will give account for every word, feeling, intention, that I had in this world. No need to build borders. The only border God will put is one between the wicked and the Just. I for one am glad he’s the one deciding since his mercy and justice are unlimited. Can’t say the same for the evil that is mankind.

  10. The best way to help the 3.2 billion people in poverty is by remaining a wealthy country and facilitating aid throughout the world, helping foreign leaders facilitate thriving economies, feeding the poor, and helping prevent corrupt and malicious organizations from overthrowing governments while killing millions of innocent people in the process. No country on earth has done more to promote economic prosperity and help other countries around the world than the United States. Adopting laws and socialist policies would do nothing but kill jobs, opportunity, wealth, and our economy. Nobody would benefit if we adopt the same policies as the once wealthiest Latin country in the world Venezuela. Nobody would benefit if our entire nation becomes poor.

  11. FYI the statue of liberty has nothing to do with the founding. The U.S. does have a history based on immigration but if you look at some of the first immigration legislation (e.g. The Naturalization act of 1790) you'll see that it was a Europeans-only policy. You can't have Nationalism without a Nation. You can't have a nation without a "people".

    The word Nation comes from the Latin word Natio which is a kind of synonym for tribe and has to do with birth. That's why the word Nation is so closely related to other tribalistic terms such as Native, Natal, Nativity, etc…

    In Federalist No.2 John Jay says that this "one connected country has been given to one united people–a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, etc… You can't replace Japan with the Mexican people and still call it Japan.

  12. This shameless video attacks Catholic doctrine. It also openly promotes party division and strife. His Holiness Pope Leo XIII most wisely taught, in these two paragraphs, that political parties and factions are not advisable.

    Paragraph 8: "… Suspicion and lack of trust often result from the rivalry of political parties…. Everyone may hold his own opinion in purely political matters and defend it honestly and legitimately, provided it is not contrary to religion or justice. Yet those, if there are any, who do not distinguish clearly between what is holy and what is merely civil, commit a pernicious error which lends the name of religion to a political party."

    Paragraph 15: "… You can see that fickle suspicion and rash accusations are detrimental indeed to fraternal love. From this you can understand the injustice of those who, in favoring one political party, do not hesitate in matters of religion to accuse others of unorthodoxy. They do this only because they belong to another party, as though orthodox Catholic faith is necessarily the prerogative of this or that political party…."

    http://w2.vatican.va/content/leo-xiii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_l-xiii_enc_14091886_pergrata.html

    Saint Pius X most wisely taught that parties and factions are not advisable.

    Paragraph 7: "… The desire for peace is certainly harbored in every breast, and there is no one who does not ardently invoke it. But to want peace without God is an absurdity, seeing that where God is absent thence too justice flies, and when justice is taken away it is vain to cherish the hope of peace. "Peace is the work of justice" (Is. xxii., 17). There are many, We are well aware, who, in their yearning for peace, that is for the tranquillity of order, band themselves into societies and parties, which they style parties of order. Hope and labor lost. For there is but one party of order capable of restoring peace in the midst of all this turmoil, and that is the party of God. It is this party, therefore, that we must advance, and to it attract as many as possible, if we are really urged by the love of peace."

    http://w2.vatican.va/content/pius-x/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-x_enc_04101903_e-supremi.html

    Christus vincit
    Christus regnat
    Christus imperat

  13. The most helpful thing America can do for a potential immigrants it is to make their lifes better in their own countries by using influence on 3d countries. I don't understand why can't US government do something with Mexico. If Mexico would not be such poor and corrupted, Mexicans haven't had to getting away from there.

  14. Finally someone who understands that immgration is going to kill the american dream. overpopulation is going to kill the dream. how many countries are we going to squeeze into america! get them out! protect OUR american dream. we live here. we CANT just let EVERYONE in here. just like a married couple doesnt keep their one bedroom house when they have a family. they get a bigger house because they need more space. the same logic applies here. this isnt a hate speech. its a fact. too many people dont think about what will happen after america becomes overpopulated. get them out.

  15. PragerU at it again with their "alternative facts" and contradictory logic.
    https://youtu.be/v6lzbIw7eFc

  16. the real american people are the indigenous so shut up y'all. your parents were immigrants who stoled the land of real native americans by killing them

  17. You have to share the love people, invasion. Technically this lady is truthful but have you thought why this country hasnt change over the last 150 years in term of immigration…. because the unperfect system works. If you are American and you are crying for lack of economic opportunities… you are a resentful loser

  18. Michele, just rewind the time and go back at the time your parents migrated to the USA and you were born there. Who had ever known that you would be such a productive citizen? Those children born in the US today are same as you. Given the consideration that their parents are fleeing from wars, possibly used American weapons from one side??? Who is the blame? The Latin Americans who are coming to US are coming from countries destabilized by US. I am not saying illegal immigrants should come to the USA and I am not a fan of that as I have travelled a lot of illegal journeys; immigration to US should not be a free ticket, but we cannot turn ourselves blind about the cause-root of mass immigrations!

  19. Why the vast majority of educated immigrants across ALL fields vote Democrat? Because they don't have a party. They vote for the policies that benefits the most the working class Americans and that's the Democratic party.

  20. Everything happens for a reason. We will March on into the future. I just want people to know that living in America isnt a free ride! U gotta come here under merit and learn our ways and learn English than assimilate and be on our side. We want you but not illegally.

  21. She claims it is our responsibility to determine who comes in, how many come in and what qualifications and qualities they bring. Tell me what qualifications did the African Americans have when they were brought over to become slaves? What skills did the Irish have when they died building this nations canals and railroad systems? This country has a history of xenophobia and demonizing immigrants. The Library of Congress says the following in regards to Italians:" racialist theories circulated in the press, advancing pseudo-scientific theories that alleged that ‘Mediterranean’ types were inherently inferior to people of northern European heritage. Drawings and songs caricaturing the new immigrants as childlike, criminal, or subhuman became sadly commonplace." We'll move onto the next ethnic group soon enough.

  22. Though the video makes some valid points it is not 100% accurate. This video breaks down several of Prager U's videos.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6lzbIw7eFc

  23. They think U.S. Americans who were from colonies did not know what the forefathers wanted. We have a obilgation to us citizens and legal citizens first. Don't expect us to approve lawlessness. Come legal or don't come at all.

  24. America was founded as a White nation (see 1790 immigration and naturalization act). It took until the 1960s for the tribe to fully subvert our immigration laws and we need to take them back

  25. Picture the scene. We have a hunter equipped with a high-powered rifle and a telescopic site. Standing in a clearing, in front of him, is a magnificent buck. He carefully aims and squeezes the trigger. An instant later, one ear falls off the deer. The hunter jumps up and shouts bullseye!

    This is the feeling I get when I see well-meaning conservatives offer weak arguments against illegal immigration. They cite some crime statistic, and an ear falls off the deer. They point out some case of rape, and a piece of an antler flies away. They harp about drugs, and the deer’s tail falls off. Not one shot at the heart. Not one shot at the brain. Not one shot at the gut. Nothing but noise, smoke, and ineffective blather.

    Conservatives need to get it through their heads that the people are used to crime, rape, and drugs. No further lamentation, on these points, is going to move the needle. And if we don’t move the needle, we lose the country.

    Imagine what might happen if the Democrats sweep the next election. They will throw open the borders and instantly give citizenship to all comers. Our two-party government will be over. They will use our own money to buy the votes that will enslave us. Checkmate!

  26. https://www.etymonline.com/word/nation
    Does nobody have the slightest clue what a nation is? By the Founding fathers' vision, we were a could have remained a pan-European nation, but since 1970 we have became more of an empire than a nation… and empires never last.                   https://www.etymonline.com/word/nation

  27. i’ve been getting quite the laugh from watching prageru videos, but this one is just ghastly, hateful and insane.

    “people want to bring their kids. it’s not hateful to stop them”

    jesus, if you agree with this video you are a hateful person.

  28. If you aren't a Native American then you're either an Illegal immigrant or a descendant of Illegals.
    Period.

  29. The left claim that people coming here illegally because they're fleeing poverty and violence and are seeking asylum. Asylum seekers are normally seeking asylum from abusive and corrupt government and who are persecuted for one reason or another by these governments. However, real asylum seekers come in through the door, not through the window. And people seeking asylum from corrupt governments don't normally come marching toward our border waving the flag of their supposed abusive country. That is called an invasion. When my ancestors came here from Italy, when they got here, they yearned to be Americans. They learned English, went to school, worked, and assimilated into American culture. These so called asylum seekers want us to assimilate into their culture instead. That's not how it works.

  30. India🇮🇳 have more than 100 millions immigrants from Nepal, Bangladesh,( if any responsible Indian is reading this then listen hundreds of thousands of Nepalis coming to India through Bihar, Uttrakhand's Garhwal region and settling in India because there is free open border also in West Bengal hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshi coming each year here,we have to stop this we are already suffering from the curse of billion people population

  31. Nation of SETTLERS , you cucked, whitey/America hating fools

    Irish, Italian & German built America…. NOT slaves

  32. I saw the whole video and I noticed a discrepancy between the speaker's speech and her appearance. She is talking about stopping immigrants to come to America and sending people where they came from. Naturally, I wonder… Should she go back to Asia too? Not racist, just honest.

  33. But you have children in cages you know that is still true like don't lie there are videos and pictutes about ut

  34. "common sense" lol what a joke! There has been a net outflow of even illegal immigrants since the Obama admin. That's why people cite the 11 million.

  35. Even more important than protecting ourselves, is stopping the unbelievable crimes that are happening to thousands everyday bc of the drug cartels controlling Mexico's northern border. The entire world suffers more bc of these terrible evils. Countless politicians are being paid to support the open borders. 😡

  36. this poem has nothing to do with the statue of liberty, was added later. nice try, meanwhile in 2019
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/border-patrol-agents-not-immune-to-onslaught-of-illnesses-plaguing-migrant-holding-centers

  37. Shes korean or chinese or whatever bet her family got here illegally 😂😂😂😂😂 someone talk with her 😂🙏🏽😂😂

  38. those that enter illegally, and avoid the immigration officers, and the immigration process, how are they immigrants ??? they run from their court date when finally caught, they show hate for your country contempt for your ways crime to your citizens and fly their HOME flag while burning yours and or demanding it be taken down ! how are they immigrants and how are our hearts hardened when this happens.      THEY ARE NOT COMING HERE FOR AMERICAN FREEDOM,  they want their own liberal socialistic way of doing things, and politics from the country of what THEY call home ! when we need to defend ourselves, and country from them, how are they even immigrants and not invaders ?!!!  btw chuck Schumer heartlessly blocked out the asylum seeking southern Vietnamese people who supported the us during the v war, when they were desperately trying to escape and save their LIVES and CHILDREN  from the communism take over of Vietnam. who is heartless here ???   it is your liberties  schumer is after. AMERICA WAKE UP!!!HOME OF THE BRAVE, LAND OF THE FREE, BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE !!! GOD BLESS AMERICA !!!

  39. I lived in China and they don't allow dual citizenship. The USA is easy to get approved in. The thing is many want tax free money. Well my wife and I pay our taxes.

  40. Y’all have never been to the southern border. We have walls. We have fences. We have working legislation for illegal immigrants to become citizens, or be deported if they’re suspected of breaking serious laws. For the green cards for asylum seekers, I really don’t see how that’s a problem if they apply for citizenship in the 5 year period, and complete the process. If they’re abusing the benefits you get from not being a citizen(yet), none of the solutions you mentioned would help with that, especially as they’ve been gradually implemented for the last 12 years. At 0:25 Those statements are pretty true; I’m sorry, but illegal immigrants need their families to stay together. I don’t care who does it, it needs to be fixed.

    —Jesus Christ… don’t mistake cause with correlation and come up with a solution that’s either already happening and doesn’t work, or cuts out most of the big picture.

  41. There was a nation that had lots of immigrants and a rather lax border policy, it was called the Kingdom of Hawai'i and the reason why it's not a state of the USA is because those immigrants decided one day they'd rather just annex the islands to the USA than obey the rule of a queen that to them was foreign. Hawai'i was destroyed as a sovereign nation due to immigration, what makes people think the same thing won't happen in the USA? Just a matter of time until California either secedes or joins Mexico.

  42. Lol USA letting in the most immigrants in the world? I wish haha Us in Sweden and In Germany combined takes more then 60% of all immigrants from Africa and the Middle East and of course that’s not good but you Americans complaining come on you have no idea

  43. Absolute numbers are only a good measure of themselves.
    The percentage of immagrants that we have when compared against our own population relative to the rest of the world is small. We can do better. It is uncaring to put children in cages, it is cold to refuse to give soap, food and toothbrushes to them.

    This year, the US is doing to modern day what we did to the Jews and the Japanese in WW2.

    We are refusing entry, and we are detaining and separating.

    We need to choose to change.

  44. There is not a single imagrant on our southern border ..all the out laws on.the southetn border are MIGRANTS not IMMAGRANTS there is a world of differance ..1 is not legal and the other is legal …interrnational law = if you go country shoping you are only looking for freebys …you are suposed to.go to a naboring country AMBASSATOR if you go any other way you are breaking all the laws of all the countrys you pass through ..STOP THE ILLEGAL.MIGRANTS FROM.BREAKING THE LAWS IN.EVERY COUNTRY THEY.PASS THROUGH ..BUILD THE FENCE ..

  45. but there was no welfare, back in the day or section 8 , food stamps, wik , free schooling , that why they jump our borders !

  46. take care of the homeless veterans, take care of the struggling families of the poor coal miners, take care of the blue collar workers who are struggling to provide for their families, take care of the millions of american families who are hit hard by the drug epidemic,
    jesus said to take care of the poor and downtrodden, jesus actually never said to ignore all the poor and downtrodden people in your own country and bring in all the strangers from everywhere else into your own country. So stop doing injustice to your own people who are suffering heavily by bringing in strangers from other countries, this only going to increase the suffering for your own people, because more people means more competition for jobs and stagnation of wages.

  47. PragerU always uses the right coloured person to sell the right message. If you can't beat the racist lefts race politics, join em.

  48. That's why America presidents in the past since George Washington days since 1790 inacted the bill all the way too Obama administration until he cut it and open boarders and the CanUSA crisses of ones being deported even acted a bill for heavier persecutions of Americans trying to leave 16 millz and against me to try and leave america )always asked if you were born or naturalized citizens too keep count of the population internally and those coming too this country always ask the census

  49. This video isn’t even a year old and we’ve already gone from 100,000 illegals per year to 100,000 per month

  50. This is full of false statements, half truths, and omissions. for example the annual flow of immigrants to the United States is the 25th in the world not "the most generous." Also leaves out this fact: the foreign-born resident population was 13.5 percent of the U.S. population in 2016, below the 14.8 percent record set in 1890. And now we have immigrants in cages with their children dying and being separated from their parents. And all this criticism I got from the CONSERVATIVE think tank The Cat Institute. Also PragerU is not a U not a University so its very name is deceptive. https://www.cato.org/blog/pragerus-nation-immigrants-video-has-serious-problems

  51. The world has changed. Stop talking the past you relics.  The USA has to look out for the descendants born here from all those old populations.  And each new generation doubles, triples or quadruples our population (depending on birth control).  So in fifty years this country will naturally become inflated.  So yes, immigration is now an issue.  Those 'open doors' now have to calculate the value of each individual who is going to have access to this and our future economy. It is not a right to come here. It is a luxury and an invitation to join us. Period.  We have trillions of dollars worth of social, environmental and infrastructure issues that need to be addressed now.  The USA is aging and needs our attention.  We are not responsible for the peoples of the world at the cost of our own anymore than I am responsible to support the families of others while neglecting my own family.  We offer aid sometimes but we do NOT owe it to you.

  52. Trump had control of both the House & Senate before midterms…what did he do?? Cut taxes for the wealthy, there is no wall (nor will there ever be). He had a faux immigration raid 😑. STFU Malkin…the left & the right are full of political theatric BULL$HIT.

  53. I am very confused. Those same politicians who find so many things horribly wrong with our country, they insist on unrestricted immigration. Would not it be more compassionate and humane to go to the 'concentration camps' at our border and warn those wretched crowds, who try desperately to get in America, from entering our hell? That is politics for you: they pretend to represent the unfortunate ones, so they need plenty of them, the more the better. Would they do anything to let those people prosper? Of course not.Their constituents must remain poor and angry.

  54. I'm immigrant, had to run away from communist country. Thanks USA for giving me an opportunity here, I'm literally living the american dream. I almost agree with everything with the right political party except in immigration because I'm one, but at the same time I understand the problematic. So here is my advice because it seems right and left wings are all about let or ban, when there's middle ground… Just don't provide any benefit to immigrants. No free health, no free education, no free food, no free housing, nothing, if you came as immigrant work hard for it, and don't forget to pay your taxes. That's it, problem fixed, people will try, but not all of them will stay. I can proudly say, I have never took advantage of any kind of welfare, and I contribute the country with good amount of taxes.

  55. Interesting analysis by Michelle Malkin but what she conveniently left out of her narrative was the fact that she was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Philippine citizens Rafaela (née Perez) – a homemaker and teacher – and Apolo DeCastro Maglalang, who was then a physician-in-training. Several months prior to Malkin's birth, her parents had immigrated to the United States on an employer-sponsored visa. This facts made her a direct beneficiary of America extremely generous immigration policies s well. I see some hypocrisy in her narrative here…

  56. Isn't Michelle Malkin herself an anchor-baby? Just the contradiction and hypocrisy espoused by her speaks volumes about those willing to listen to her. Unless you actually possess some relevant and noticeable amount of Native American ancestry, you should quit complaining and apologise to the Natives and African Americans as well.

  57. USA is a nation of immigrants NOT illigal immigrants. If you can't follow and respect USA law, you have to go.

  58. I don’t see the problem with having immigrants, or why we would want to export them….Especially Hispanics. I mean have you seen Latin women. Good lord.

  59. America is a nation of immigrants, people are allowed to express their culture, speak many languages, etc…Trump said most illegals come from China. His wife's parents became U.S. citizens using Chain Migration.

  60. To clarify: White Europeans who came first and made and built America, we were NOT immigrants. We were conquerors. Get it right.

  61. It's pretty simple, really. The solution to our problem: exterminate all non-Whites.
    It might be nasty, but it must be done. Just get it over with, and move on in a better world.

  62. Every nation is a "nation if immugrants"!!! Every nation!!! Just tell those who wanna immigrate to the US to immigrate to some other "nation of immigrates"..

  63. Lots of misinformation in this video:

    https://www.cato.org/blog/pragerus-nation-immigrants-video-has-serious-problems

  64. America spent $4 trillion in Iraq on some phoney war and yet you complain about immigrants taking your money as if immigrants don't spend their welfare checks in the USA

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