Now, I'm interested in this topic for 2 reasons:
1. It's related to actuarial stuff, which is my living (pension plan costings require analysis of PEOPLE STATS)
For here's the thing: you need a market for your products. Internally, and externally. The more you want big government, the more you need big people to sustain it, via their EARNING money and BUYING STUFF with the money they earn. So if a population 'today' authors sweeping cradle-to-grave 'welfare', it's betting on a 'tomorrow' economy of enough people to PAY for all those goodies.
FDR instituted Social Security on just such a bet. But the population did not rebound from WWII. So that's the biggest reason why Social Security is now BROKE. (Well, other than Congress stealing all the money in the SS Trust fund to pay for other welfare programs.)
2. Matt25:11 in our thread here
, is about the door being SHUT from 1998-2041. Satire of future history, is Matt24-25 in Greek, and we're still exploring it to develop a comprehensive hypothesis, for testing meaning.
That #2 so far, has been bitingly accurate. SHUTTING OUT is a kind of hub to describe the historical trends of the period on political and faith fronts, as an outgrowth of the English Reformation. (Matt24:47, syllable 1540 year 1570 AD, which was the historical voting period for whether the world would go on living, a TIME DOCTRINE theme in Bible meter and text, from Genesis 1 onward).So what is the Immigration issue?
Technically, it's not a lefty thing or a righty thing, but a phenomenon the West and esp. the US, has been grappling with for hundreds of years, esp. since wars DECIMATED THE WHITE POPULATION.Put simply, we in the West don't have enough PEOPLE to sustain economic growth aligned to our socialistic political policies and goals.
To support the sweeping welfare state, we need more people
to grow the economy, but birth rates of WHITES have become too low. This was a problem starting during WWII for the US, and starting earlier, for Europe. It has a lot to do with WHY we fought wars in the first place (i.e., lebenschraum in Hitler's fight claims).
So the left saw the opportunity and pitched racial inclusiveness, and the right later came around (under Reagan and Bush) to push it as well. The West began importing labor very early, that's how ancient Rome could last for so long.
In short, the same issue has been going on for centuries. In actuarial science, the population growth changes affect longevity, which in turn affects what interest and mortality assumptions I should make when determining deductions for Defined Benefit plans, calculating how long your 401k nest egg will last, etc.
Mortality, morbidity (rate of sickness/disability), vary much by race or ethnic group. War, of course, is an anomaly which has to be factored out, to see how long people are 'naturally' living. On the one hand, slow birth rates mean an improved longevity, but when you couple that with socialistic welfare policies, it means the COST OF LIVING shifts more and more to those younger.. and the economy can thus explode, if it won't grow enough.
Ergo, you need immigration to keep paying for the longer-living oldsters. And when non-white immigrants come to the West, their own longevity improves, thus maybe exacerbating the same problem as motivated a policy of easy immigration, in the first place.
Ironically, slow birth rates among whites, is what's also behind the white supremacist movement: the influx of non-white to make the economy grow, is alleged as a threat to white people jobs and economic dominance. All because, THEY won't have enough BABIES.
Come to think of it, maybe that's a good thing. We don't want to return to Nazism. But we are.