Top Immigration Quotes

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1. "As far as wages are concerned, the only difference between immigration and birth is that birth takes longer."
Author: Alex Tabarrok
2. "One of the critical issues that we have to confront is illegal immigration, because this is a multi-headed Hydra that affects our economy, our health care, our health care, our education systems, our national security, and also our local criminality."
Author: Allen West
3. "Ancient Egypt is possibly one of the clearest-cut cases of the iron law of nature which says that if a society which has produced a particular civilization stays intact as a racially homogeneous unit, then that civilization remains active.If, however, the society within any particular area changes its racial makeup - through invasion, immigration, or decline in numbers - then the civilization which that society has produced will disappear with them, to be replaced by a new civilization reflecting the new inhabitants of that territory.The lesson of egypt is plain to see, and all white nations of the world do well to learn from this ancient example - otherwise the fate of present-day Egypt awaits them as well."
Author: Arthur Kemp
4. "Our nation's immigration policy has been of top concern in recent years, and for good reason. With between eight and twelve million illegal aliens in the United States, it is obviously a problem out of control."
Author: Chris Cannon
5. "Legislation passed in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 enhanced our intelligence capabilities and strengthened our national defense, but until now our nation's immigration policies have not adapted to the needs of a post-September 11th world."
Author: Chris Chocola
6. "[T]he very multiculturalism and multiethnicity that brought Salman to the West, and that also made us richer by Hanif Kureishi, Nadeem Aslam, Vikram Seth, Monica Ali, and many others, is now one of the disguises for a uniculturalism, based on moral relativism and moral blackmail (in addition to some more obvious blackmail of the less moral sort) whereby the Enlightenment has been redefined as 'white' and 'oppressive,' mass illegal immigration threatens to spoil everything for everybody, and the figure of the free-floating transnational migrant has been deposed by the contorted face of the psychopathically religious international nihilist, praying for the day when his messianic demands will coincide with possession of an apocalyptic weapon. (These people are not called nihilists for nothing.) Of all of this we were warned, and Salman was the messenger. Mutato nomine et de te fabula narrator: Change only the name and this story is about you."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
7. "Nihil humanum a me alienum puto, said the Roman poet Terence: 'Nothing human is alien to me.' The slogan of the old Immigration and Naturalization Service could have been the reverse: To us, no aliens are human."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
8. "I think in the U.S., the border fence is no longer an immigration issue primarily; it's a security issue."
Author: Duncan Hunter
9. "A less well known impact of immigrant populations is the increase that destination states gain in Congress where apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is calculated on the basis of a state's entire adult population regardless of legal status. And, because each state's electoral college vote is the sum of the number of its representatives in the House and its two senators, high immigration states play a larger role in presidential elections than they might if only adult citizens and legal aliens were counted in population surveys."
Author: Edward S. Greenberg
10. "But now, we are becoming suspicious of the very things we have long celebrated - free markets, trade, immigration, and technological change. And all this is happening when the tide is going our way. Just as the world is opening up, America is closing down."
Author: Fareed Zakaria
11. "Next, we will create a modern immigration law."
Author: Gerhard Schroder
12. "The biggest development in reproductive biology is the birth-control pill. Nobody ever talks about it, but look at the consequences: demographics; aging populations; the sinking population of Europe, Japan; immigration. It's incredible."
Author: Gregory Stock
13. "I started coming to L.A. as often as I could, for three months on and three months off, because immigration kicks you out after 90 days."
Author: Jai Courtney
14. "Well, you know, I think in conversations with members of the Senate and others, they all recognize that the issue of immigration is important. It's important to our nation, it's important to our public safety, it's important to our security, it's important to our economic well-being moving forward. And it's not something that's going to go away."
Author: Janet Napolitano
15. "Not until the beginning of the 20th century did Europe's urban populations finally become self-sustaining: before then, constant immigration of healthy peasants from the countryside was necessary to make up for the constant deaths of city dwellers from crowd diseases."
Author: Jared Diamond
16. "I support concrete and progressive immigration reform based on three primary criteria: family reunification, economic contributions, and humanitarian concerns."
Author: Jeff Bingaman
17. "We also need to strengthen the security of our borders and ports and strictly control immigration."
Author: Jim Ramstad
18. "This is the sheriff you're talking about, with a gun and badge that enforces the law. Nothing is going to stop me from cracking down on illegal immigration as long as the laws are there."
Author: Joe Arpaio
19. "So you don't speak English, you have no ID, you can't tell where you're from... that's suspicion, it's lower than probable cause. And then we have a right to call immigration and check you out."
Author: Joe Arpaio
20. "Our immigration system is a broken system that needs to be fixed. We need reform that provides hardworking people of good character with a real path towards citizenship."
Author: Joe Baca
21. "Illegal immigration continues to be a major problem in the United States. We have people waiting to come here legally. And we should not be rewarding people who have come here illegally."
Author: John Barrasso
22. "Britain's an island; it's always had a constant ebb and flow of immigration - it makes it a better place."
Author: John Lydon
23. "We have an immigration system in this country that not only doesn't work, in many cases it doesn't even make any sense."
Author: Kendrick Meek
24. "While I support immigration regulated through a legal framework, I do not support rewarding those who broke the law to get here."
Author: Kit Bond
25. "In a city that is barely getting by with its small budget, something like illegal immigration can be the difference from being able to provide the level of public service that people expect."
Author: Lou Barletta
26. "We need to decouple the movement for comprehensive immigration reform and justice for immigrants from the legislative process and from the Democratic Party process. They are too linked."
Author: Luis Gutierrez
27. "I am a beneficiary of the American people's generosity, and I hope we can have comprehensive immigration legislation that allows this country to continue to be enriched by those who were not born here."
Author: Madeleine Albright
28. "Immigration comes up, but the issue that is on everybody's mind is the economy."
Author: Mario Diaz Balart
29. "Immigration is a sensitive topic."
Author: Mario Diaz Balart
30. "The event that will light the way for immigration in North America is the talking picture. The silent film brings nothing but entertainment—a pie in the face, a fop being dragged by a bear out of a department store—all events governed by fate and timing, not language and argument. The tramp never changes the opinion of the policeman. The truncheon swings, the tramp scuttles through a corner window and disturbs the fat lady's ablutions. These comedies are nightmares. The audience emits horrified laughter as Chaplin, blindfolded, rollerskates near the edge of the unbalconied mezzanine. No one shouts to warn him. He cannot talk or listen. North America is still without language, gestures and work and bloodlines are the only currency."
Author: Michael Ondaatje
31. "Granted, we need to have a sound immigration policy that allows people into our country who are going to produce more than they are going to consume, but the bottom line is illegal aliens consume far more of our tax resources than they generate."
Author: Mo Brooks
32. "Slowly, even though I thought it would never happen, New York lost its charm for me. I remember arriving in the city for the first time, passing with my parents through the First World's Club bouncers at Immigration, getting into a massive cab that didn't have a moment to waste, and falling in love as soon as we shot onto the bridge and I saw Manhattan rise up through the looks of parental terror reflected in the window. I lost my virginity in New York, twice (the second one wanted to believe he was the first so badly). I had my mind blown open by the combination of a liberal arts education and a drug-popping international crowd. I became tough. I had fun. I learned so much.But now New York was starting to feel empty, a great party that had gone on too long and was showing no sign of ending soon. I had a headache, and I was tired. I'd danced enough. I wanted a quiet conversation with someone who knew what load-shedding was."
Author: Mohsin Hamid
33. "By the reduction of the Arabs on the one hand and Jewish immigration in the transition period on the other, we will ensure an absolute Hebrew majority in a parliamentary regime."
Author: Moshe Sharett
34. "It's about mass immigration at a time when 21% of young people can't find work. It's about giving £50 million a day to the EU when the public finances are under great strain."
Author: Nigel Farage
35. "As history shows us, when colonization is voluntary, people will self-select better than any testing system. It's like those foolish attempts to control immigration to American based on the traits that were deemed desirable, when in fact the only trait that defines Americans historically is "descended from somebody willing to give up everything to live there." Willingness is the single most important test."
Author: Orson Scott Card
36. "All the problems we face in the United States today can be traced to an unenlightened immigration policy on the part of the American Indian."
Author: Pat Paulsen
37. "The conflict between the creatures of Native Lore and the immigration of the European preternatural hosts is hinted at in 'Blood Bound' and reflects the conflicts between the human immigrants and the Indian people who were already here."
Author: Patricia Briggs
38. "With all the negativity going on in the world right now, people need an escape. When you give them a hit record or a great record, it allows them to escape for at least three to four minutes. They're not thinking bills or economy or immigration or war when you create that kind of ambiance."
Author: Pitbull
39. "We, as a country, have not seen a significant change in immigration policy in nearly two decades, even though all Americans agree that current immigration policy is outdated and malfunctioning."
Author: Raul Grijalva
40. "The economic impact of illegal immigration on taxpayers is catastrophic."
Author: Ric Keller
41. "Amnesty is a big billboard, a flashing billboard, to the rest of the world that we don't really mean our immigration law."
Author: Richard Lamm
42. "If our government has a policy, any political subdivision, that limits or restricts the enforcement of our immigration laws, we will sue them! And that suit will be $5,000 a day every day until that policy is changed! This law will be enforced."
Author: Russell Pearce
43. "Much of what we now consider to be problems concerning immigration and assimilation really concern Mexican immigration and assimilation."
Author: Samuel P. Huntington
44. "Whenever I start feeling too arrogant about myself, I always take a trip to the U.S. The immigration guys kick the star out of my stardom."
Author: Shahrukh Khan
45. "...all necessary measures should be taken to encourage and stimulate immigration of Jews into Palestine on a large scale. —joint statement signed by both Chaim Weizmann and Prince Faisal"
Author: Sol Stern
46. "Hopping the fence or wading the Rio Grande River isn't part of America's immigration process."
Author: Ted Nugent
47. "Canadians tend to be a bit more religious than most Europeans - though not more than the Poles or Ukrainians. Most important, their attitude to immigration and ethnic minorities is more positive than that of most Europeans."
Author: Timothy Garton Ash
48. "We want to shut down the day laborer site. This day laborer site undermines and violates federal immigration law, and it can't go forward."
Author: Tom Fitton
49. "The Democratic Party looks at massive immigration, legal and illegal, as a source of voters."
Author: Tom Tancredo
50. "The current diversity visa program does a disservice to our immigration policy and to those immigrants who have moved through the more traditional process that allows them to lawfully reside in this country."
Author: William L. Jenkins

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