Ha! What do you know!
I just mentioned the New American Economy shysters (Michael Bloomberg and his globalist gang!) the other day and how they promote the phony-baloney idea that a growing immigrant population brings economic boom times to struggling (are they really struggling?) American cities.
And, along comes this news: Tulsa’s NBC 2 News falls for the supposed “study” that says immigrants add billions annually to the Tulsa economy.
But, oopsy, apparently no one ever asks about what the COSTS are to the local economy.
This study is a joke.
Where are the costs to the local school system, the criminal justice system, the local health system, the welfare costs?
Are the “new Americans” putting pressure on the supply of housing needed for ‘old Americans?’
And, where are the figures for the remittance dollars being sent out to the third world and forever gone from the Oklahoma economy?
Here is 2 News:
Immigrants are 7 percent of Tulsa population, contribute nearly $4 billion
TULSA, Okla. — If it weren’t for immigrants, Tulsa’s population would be about 1/4 fewer than 10 years ago.
According to Christina Da Silva, Deputy Chief of Staff for the City of Tulsa, immigrants accounted for about 24 percent of the city’s growth.
It’s a group that continues to grow both in population and in diversity.
“The majority of them are coming from South and Central America, but we also have a fast growing Asian population. Many of them are coming from Bhurma (sic) as refugees,” Da Silva said.
About 6.7 percent of the population in the Tulsa metro area are immigrants, according to the “New Americans in Tulsa” report . In 2015, they contributed $3.8 billion to the Tulsa metro area’s gross domestic product.
Da Silva says immigrants are crucial to the local economy, as many take on jobs that are in high demand like construction. [Really, there are no Americans wanting construction jobs in Tulsa?—ed]
“As the city grows and becomes a more world-class city, what’s exciting is being able to celebrate the diversity,” Da Silva said.