It’s Them Immigrants Who Cause Poverty!

Prime Minister David Cameron of England has finally identified the cause of economic collapse in his nation. No, it is not the fault of bankers, they are good, decent, British born folk. No, it is not the fault of stock brokers or lending firms, their leaders were born in England, which makes them innocent, by definition. No, the culprit is the arrival of Immigrants who crowd into the streets of England and create poverty. Of course, in his view Muslim immigrants have cultural ideas which vary from those of good Christian people. He blamed massive immigration as leading to “discomfort and disjointedness” in England because immigrants do not integrate with others and refuse to learn English. But, David has uncovered an interesting aspect of this flood of immigrants. ‘Immigrants are filling gaps in the labor market left wide open by a welfare system that for years has paid British people not to work.”

In other words, the evil government pays people to sit on their butts collecting welfare checks. Of course, if that is true it also means immigrants will not be able to own homes or send their children to “good schools.” Historically, immigrants to any nation, work their butts off to survive and seek to have their children succeed in the new country.

I was raised in an immigrant neighborhood in the Bronx, New York in which most adults spoke languages other than English and when together they preferred their native languages to English. This is normal. It requires a generation to achieve full integration.