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BRITAIN-USA and SPAIN have all been tested to DESTRUCTION the IDEA that MASS IMMIGRATION is a NET BENEFIT

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Privatising profits-Socialising Costs

by

Anthony Scholefield

 

Letter to eurofacts-3rd October-2008

www.junepress.com

 

 

Dear Sir,

Your article on Spain's economic problems (19th September-2008)  does not surprise. Britain, the USA and Spain have all been testing to destruction the idea that

MASS IMMIGRATION

is a

NET BENEFIT?

 Their policies on immigration have reinforced the slack money policies pursued since 2001.  This has led in ALL three instances to an

UNSUSTAINABLE BOOM

and ensured that it will be these three countries

THAT WILL SUFFER THE MOST

in the

PRESENT CRISIS.

The USA and Spain have gone much further in pursuing a

PRO-IMMIGRATION POLICY

than the

UK.

Spain has consistently regularized the position of

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS,

allowing them therefore, to move throughout the

EUROPEAN UNION.

The latest amnesty in 2005 regularized nearly

1,000,000

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

but, three years later, there are a further

1,000,000 illegal immigrants.

Sarkozy, quite correctly, rebuked the Spanish in 2005 for their amnesty saying,

" We see the damage created by the phenomenon of massive regularization. Every country which has conducted an operation of massive regularization finds itself the next month [In a position that} does not allow it to master the situation any more".

[WE HOPE! Gordon Brown has now the sense to not talk so proudly of the benefits of unlimited immigration to our already crowded islanded which is now reputed to be the most crowded place on the planet replacing Holland who have held the top spot for many years.]

According to the Spanish National Statistics (INE), Spain has 5.2 million immigrants and the largest number of immigrants in the world, after the USA, and ,as you point out, unemployment is already at 11 per cent.

[We would have thought that England has a greater number of immigrants than Spain when one considers that there must be at least a million immigrants/asylum seekers who have become lost to the authorities and in total no doubt well above the stated figure by the government.]

There is an open dispute in the Spanish government, with some ministers wanting

TO SHUT THE DOOR

but the ultra-feminist deputy Prime Minister, Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega, has stated,

"there will be recruitment of foreign workers in their country of origin because we need them".

It has always been obvious that

MASS IMMIGRATION

of even those with average skills but without capital must impoverish the receiving country, while benefiting the corporate and private employers of

CHEAP LABOUR

In effect the latter privatize the benefits of immigration and socialise the costs.  This applies to an even greater extent to those with below average skills who also represent a FISCAL DRAIN.

The reason for this is that the receiving country has to provide an appropriate share of capital and wealth for new residents.  This capital is, in the case of the UK, some 65 times the annual contribution of the average worker in capital additions - an enormous sum.  In rough figures, each immigrant to the UK with one dependent, requires

150,000

of instant funding but his contribution to the

GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT

of residents, according to Mr Byrne, Minister of Immigration, is about

6 per year

[WELL! when a country needs to have a MINISTER of IMMIGRATION then one knows that IMMIGRATION is OUT OF CONTROL. Are you still watching Mr Brown while your country is falling into a deep economic crisis made worse by your New Labour  inane and destructive policies?]

At least the UK government and the Opposition have refused to go down the route of regularizing illegals, [YET] despite the urgings of Boris Johnson and numerous ecclesiasticals. There have been some under-the-counter regularizations due to breakdown in the

IMMIGRATION CONTROL PROCESS.

In the USA, however, both Obama and McCain strongly advocate the regularizing of illegal immigrants and both propose to introduce proposals in Congress to achieve this [Well! it will be a vote catcher after all.]

While massive immigration is far from being the only reason why the USA, the UK and Spain find themselves the countries most buffered by the present crisis their economies have all been characterised by slack money, a construction bubble and massive immigration.  By privatizing the benefits of cheap labour and cheap money this has blinded the political class to the

COSTS OF THE BINGE.

These have been met by the public taxpayer and low-income workers who have to compete for reduced pay with the immigrants

NO LONGER NEEDED BY A BUBBLE ECONOMY.

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OCTOBER-2008

 
     
 

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