Americans are living more densely, on average, but we've paved over more than eleven-and-a-half million acres over the past two decades. Most of the loss is a result of the U.S. population growing by nearly 40 million people – a result of Congressional immigration policy.
Voters without college degrees outnumber those with by 2-to-1, and their political allegiances have been shifting. Polls indicate that the realignment is about to accelerate, and immigration appears to be a major factor. The managerial class, meanwhile, presses on with policies to give the investment class greater access to the global labor force.
The Chamber of Commerce has started a lobbying campaign to massively increase legal immigration into the United States, specifically a momentous increase in foreign visa workers to further stagnate and even lower prevailing wages in the American job market.
This coming Wednesday, the House subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, will hold a hearing oddly entitled "Why Don't They Just Get in Line? Barriers to Legal Immigration." You may think this is a waste of time and certainly I forgive the sentiment. However, there is always opportunity to learn even in the darkest of times. On paper, Democrats holding a committee hearing to rebut a strawman rhetorical question they asked themselves is an excellent microcosm of how Democratic leadership has functioned in the majority this year, but it does provide some space for an actual discussion about how many legal ways aliens can enter the United States.