When Israel was established, it was announced that it was to be a refuge for the Jews of the world, and that any of them were free to immigrate there, and were invited to do so. Contrariwise nobody else was allowed to immigrate. Very reasonable. We used to have a vaguely similar policy to a lesser degree, which favored White Europeans as immigrants. Lyndon Johnson, may he be burning in Hell for this and other reasons, turned that policy on its head.
But, back to Israel. When they came up with their Zionist policy, they seemingly didn't realize that there were Jews other than Ashkenazim and Shephardim, and some of them were, well, pretty Black. So they ended up taking in Africans who claimed to be Jewish by descent, though they really, really didn't want to, for the same reason that no sane country wants to take in Africans.
So now they're stuck with them. Or are they? Steve Sailer tells us about their method to minimize the ill effects of African immigration, a method that if adopted by White Christians, would be described as Naziism:
With the Washington establishment agreeing that what America needs right now is to double down on guest workers and amnesty for illegal aliens, it’s worthwhile to notice how a serious country such as Israel deals with past mistakes in immigration policy.
In America, we try not to learn from the past. For example, in all the talk this year about a new amnesty, how often have you heard mention of one of the 1986 amnesty’s chief unanticipated consequences: the subsequent Hispanic baby bubble?
This drove up the total fertility rate among foreign-born Latinas from 3.2 in 1987 to 4.4 in 1991 before finally subsiding back to the baseline in 2000. (The replacement rate is 2.06.)
The demographic bulge proved hugely expensive to California taxpayers. In the later 1990s, this pig-in-the-python cohort started to overcrowd California schools, leading to construction of new ones. Since it takes forever to get anything built in California—the $578,000,000 Robert F. Kennedy facility on Wilshire Boulevard didn’t open until 2010 after a 21-year ordeal—by the time the new schools were finally finished, many of these Amnesty Bubble kids had already dropped out.
The Public Policy Institute of California asked in 2002:
Why did total fertility rates increase so dramatically for Hispanic immigrants?…In California alone, 1.6 million unauthorized immigrants applied for amnesty (legal immigrant status) under this act. The vast majority were young men, and many were agricultural workers who settled permanently in the United States.
Illegal aliens who get amnestied get lonely and send for ladies back home. When they aren’t illegal anymore, it’s time to have babies. The PPIC continues:
Previous research indicates that many of those granted amnesty were joined later by spouses and relatives in the United States….As a result, many young adult Hispanic women came to California during the late 1980s.
In contrast, Israel is not the kind of country to follow up a failed immigration experiment with more of the same.
Between 1984 and 1991, Israel achieved a public-relations coup by importing tens of thousands of Ethiopians who claimed to be Jews. Over the last decade, however, Israel has been taking direct action to limit its black citizens’ fertility.
Originally, Israel had banned immigration by the various sub-Saharan African tribes that claim some kind of hazy Jewish heritage, arguing that they aren’t real Jews. (Recent DNA studies suggest that Ethiopian Jews are only tenuously related to other Jews. These communities probably had a limited number of Jewish ancestors, travelers who married into the much larger local populations.)
In the fevered post-1967 ideological climate, however, Zionism was denounced around the world as racism, as the latest manifestation of white colonialism. The Jewish state hit upon the PR masterstroke of embracing its Ethiopian aspirants.
(Read the rest HERE.)
(And, Vox Day on the same subject HERE.)