In The American Spectator John Wohlstetter summarizes the frsight of Frenchman Jean Raspail’s tale, The Camp of the Saints, in which France is overwhelmed by a horde of Indian migrants, losing its culture forever. Now, America faces the first drips of a flood of migrants from South America, which only one man, Donald Trump, seems to have the nerve to prevent. To his credit, the President has mobilized the military to guard America’s borders. Wohlstetter writes:
Thousands Near. In 1973 French author Jean Raspail published The Camp of the Saints, his prophetic novel about France being overrun in the 21st century by a wave of Third World migrants. An armada of one million immiserated souls sets sail from India, headed for France. Morally disarmed by the values of Western civilization, France cannot stop the invasion, and is overrun by migrants who overwhelm the French and destroy their civilizational culture.
The thousands forming caravans headed across Mexico from Central America are not the million migrants of Raspail’s novel. But they are a harbinger of many more to come if America does not act. President Trump, to his credit, has mobilized the military and National Guard at the border, deploying Jersey barriers.
The presence of illegal immigrants — at least, those who live out of the shadows — affects the decennial apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives.
This holds true even if they do not vote. In 2000, there were an estimated 18 million non-citizens resident in the U.S. (this includes those legally present here but not citizens); of these, 70 percent lived in six states, and 50 percent in three (California, Texas, and Florida).
The 18 million then represented, at 650,000, nearly 29 Congressional seats. Fox’s Tucker Carlson provides historical perspective, focusing on (5 min.) how Democrats shifted their views on illegal immigration over the past half century.
Put simply, the Democrats pushed aside concern over adverse impact on domestic workers in favor of the prospect of gaining more by getting massive numbers of enfranchised immigrant votes, versus losing fewer voters displaced by the new illegal arrivals.
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