Waves of immigration into this country over recent decades have changed the demographics and the political landscape of several states. Most obvious perhaps is the partisan representation of the state of California, which is deep, deep blue. On radio, Buck Sexton explained how what we're seeing in Virginia now is just a replay of what has already happened in California.
According to recent survey data highlighted in the Fairfax Connection and featured on Breitbart.com, Virginia is going through the same process of "Californiaizing" in terms of its politics. According to the trends, it won't be long until Virginia is just ironclad blue.
In the span of one generation, Fairfax County has seen an explosion in its immigrant population. In 1970, more than 93 percent of Fairfax County’s population was white and middle-class. In the fall of 1970, a white 6-year-old child beginning elementary school in one of the county’s developing towns… could look to his left, or look to his right, and see a classroom full of children who, at least 90 percent of the time, looked like him and who spoke English. By 2010, a child entering elementary school in Fairfax County would almost certainly encounter a classmate who did not speak English as a primary language, and whose parents or grandparents immigrated from places such as Vietnam, India, Korea or a country in Africa.
"Now, there is, of course, the debate that's happening right now about immigration. And a part of that debate revolves around legal immigration as well. How much legal immigration is too much? When do we recognize that we are taking in more legal immigrants -- never mind illegal immigrants -- than any other country in the world, year in and year out," Buck said.
"And that we have a massive and growing welfare state, alongside entitlements that we can't even pay for US citizens who are already here. Of all backgrounds of all ethnicities, all the diversity we already have, we can't handle the bills currently owed to those who are here. But we're told by bringing in more from the outside, allowing more to come in from the outside, want enforcing immigration law, that they'll pay for this. Or that this will be better for us. This is one of the fundamental lies of the immigration debate. This is where the anger on this issue comes from. Because we've been lied to."
"You really think that unskilled labor that does not speak English is going to be our economic salvation? Who could really believe that? A lot of people, apparently. I hear people making this argument all the time. Well, are you for open borders? No, no, no, I'm not for open borders. Well, what's the limit. How much is too much? There's some limit. At some point, it's a problem," Buck said.
Listen to Buck describe how this is happening and what it might mean for you here (start at 39:35).