Why is Unlimited Immigration a Bad Thing?

Written by V J Willis Jr

A few months back, I engaged a Leftist about the problems inherent with unlimited immigration on Facebook. The good news is; that after twenty minutes of discourse, she understood that while this nation has a glorious past of allowing legal immigrants to our shores, unlimited immigration comes with a myriad of issues.

The simplest way I’ve ever heard it explained is to compare our nation to your personal home. How many guests could you allow to visit you at the same time before the sheer number of people would become a problem?

As a middle school teacher, I had the most wonderful opportunity to teach Texas History to seventh graders. As part of that curriculum, I included a full class period exploring the pitfalls of a small town (ours was less than 2,000 population) growing too fast. We used Walmart as a test case. The nearest current location was some fifteen miles away. A Walmart in our community would, of course, have been much more convenient. The students would have been happy with one of the smaller locations. So we discussed considerations such as how many employees would that require. For the sake of our study, we estimated one hundred employees.
Considering the average family consists of an average of four people; that would likely mean an increased population of approximately 400 new residents. That would amount to a population increase of around 20%.
The next question, where are these new residents going to live? Likely it would require the building ahead of time of a couple of small apartment complexes. The middle and upper management would likely prefer single family dwellings. So, let’s say twenty or so new houses.

Is the current city infrastructure capable of the increased requirement? Most of the students agreed that it would require some upgrades, given that the current electrical system alone was subject to brownouts as it is. Could the existing retail stores and tradesmen handle a 20% increase in consumers? The consensus was that in light of the fact that the local grocery store was typically full any time they had a sale, we decided another grocery store would be needed. Also, the students decided that there currently weren’t enough doctors, convenience stores, bakeries, dentists, etc., to provide timely services.

Of course that would mean more new buildings and more new housing. This would lead to an influx of construction workers, who would need temporary housing, such as motels, etc.

As became apparent to the students, and hopefully to you also, even a small increase in population requires advanced planning for logistical considerations. Imagine the results if hundreds of thousands of unexpected new immigrants come flooding into the border-states alone.

The example used for the Texas History class only considered economical factors. Hopefully, in future articles we will evaluate other aspects.

Should this great nation, that was made great by a steady influx of immigration over the years, stop allowing immigration? Should it be an unfettered flow, or should we carefully plan for it?

  4 comments for “Why is Unlimited Immigration a Bad Thing?

  1. Nicole
    February 19, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Maybe consider allowing for immigrants to be introduced into an area where the population increases are floundering, or areas that many have abandoned to be revitalized in long neglected areas. It would give many some work experience in fixing buildings and establishing parks repairing stores and schools.

    • March 3, 2021 at 3:24 pm

      Don’t you think we need to put the people who are already here to work first?

    • April 7, 2021 at 3:57 am

      You don’t know illegals do you? I’ve seen them, been around them enough. Fixing buildings? Repairing schools? Well there is a problem here, most don’t want to work, most haven’t made it past the fourth grade, most to all cannot speak nor write English, or even their own language and I am speaking of Guatemalans as far as education. Also, that pesky little law that Business owners cannot legally hire illegals..ie. e-verify. You are suggesting breaking the law, putting illegals first above Americans. No, they need to go back. The majority coming over were welcomed by BIDEN. And the smart people in America know why. The majority coming over right now are unaccompanied juveniles. Their parents are still in their home countries. Why? Why would their parents let them cross country alone? They have been robbed, attacked, molested along the way? What parent would allow their child to risk such an adventure? If you are such a parent, would you do the same? If so, why? Are you that greedy? You want some of the American piece of pie as well? For free?

      I am thinking you need to wake up, I’ve been doing this a long time now. Sure, maybe a few want to make a better life for themselves and their family, by working in possibly a field somewhere doing whatever, but others? Others mostly just want something for nothing, several commit crimes such as gathering several DUIs, selling drugs, domestic assault, some do murder and are indeed very bad individuals that are gang members, serial killers, serial rapists, and get away with it because of the shitty justice system here and because the so-called soft hearted liberals who believe they deserve another chance. Yeah, they got deported, yet, they wait for some President to say “come one, come all” they cross, but they don’t want to get caught. They don’t cross with the “give-ups”. Where all the agents are, they cross elsewhere, where they think they are all in the clear. Jokes on them, the Border Patrol has more technology and has learned from the past. They get caught ,a lot anyway, and brought in where they are screened and their histories pop up from years, decades ago.

      People like you, the activists come screaming for their freedom at the ICE facilities, Antifa, trying to burn down the facility for their freedom. Why in the hell would they do this? They don’t even know who is in these facilities! They are there waiting to be placed in a prison or other facility, once they see a judge. I don’t understand this world at all.


      Maybe Consider that NICOLE.

  2. April 7, 2021 at 4:18 am

    Legal Immigration is the only way, control the flow. If they want to apply for asylum that can be done at the port of entries, not illegally crossing the border. That is the law on the books and has been for some time. Well before the time I was born, and well before you were born. Has never been changed. Public Charge is still law as well, and so far most illegals have been proven to be a public charge to America. We as American Taxpayers shall not be providing any kind of support to non-citizens, yet here we are. Basic humanitarian needs? Sure, but ongoing? No. Anyone is welcome to debate me on that topic.

    Another fun fact. Illegals don’t want to become US Naturalized citizens. Lawfully Admitted for Permanent Residence aka Green Cards, maybe. Actual citizens? No. Even the ones I’ve seen get married and have been married for ten years, not one petition had been filed🤷🏻‍♀️. Peticiones for the Spanish speakers on here. Where do I get my knowledge? I researched it. Like everyone should do, Independent studies. I love America and I hate the way this country is heading. They still getting charges though, all of them, federal charges that even Biden can’t stop. Hurry liberals send him a letter!!

    Good article Willis Sir.

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