移民和美国实力

美国剑桥—美国是一个移民国家。除了少部分土著,所有美国人都来自其他地方,即使是新来移民,也可以在美国经济和政治舞台出人头地。富兰克林·罗斯福总统对美国革命女儿会——该团体以祖先最早到达美国为自豪——做过著名评价,称他们是“同伴移民”。

但是,近几年来,美国政治出现了强烈的反移民倾向,且在2012年共和党总统提名宣战中扮演了重要角色。奥巴马的连任表明,拉丁裔选民的选票力量十分强大,他们以3比1的绝对多数反对共和党候选人罗姆尼,亚裔也是如此。

结果,一些共和党著名政客敦促该党反思其反移民政策,而奥巴马也计划在第二个任期伊始便将移民改革列入日程。成功的改革将是阻止美国实力衰落的重要步骤。

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