The benefits of immigration are many.
Firstly, there are the economic benefits of skilled migrants – the doctors and nurses and engineers and computer programmers from abroad are filling a skills gap in our society that we cannot plug ourselves.
We need more skills of these types than we can generate in our own people, so we need to buy them off the shelf and allow immigrants with those skills to come here to work.
But what about unskilled migrants?
Well, there are always an amount of jobs that native Brits would rather not do, like cleaning toilets, picking fruit, working in carwashes, and voting for Labour.
We need unskilled migrants to do that work.
But aside from these obvious economic benefits to our society, what are the other benefits?
Well, there are many.
In the 1970s, Indian, Pakistani and Chinese families emigrated to Britain and collectively they revolutionised our food. There is now hardly a high street in the land without a shop run by people of foreign origin, or an Indian or Chinese restaurant/takeaway.
Curry is now one of Britain’s most popular dishes.
Our music scene is now very diverse too, with musical influence from all over the globe brought here by immigrants.
All the aspects of foreign culture, good and bad, have been imported into our country over the last fifty years.
From Chicken Korma to female genital mutilation.
But now we are being told that this is “cultural appropriation”.
When we Brits try to incorporate the positive foreign influences into our own culture, we are “appropriating” them.
And this is racist, apparently.
But if we are to discontinue this process, the only consequences of immigration will be crime and workers – the mutilated female genitals, and the foreign-born doctors and nurses that fail to report them.
So we need to move to economic migrancy only, because all the other stuff is now not stuff we are allowed to use.
In fact, we need to ask all the jobless migrants to leave, as all the non-economic benefits they were bringing into the country are making us culturally-appropriating racists. Without all those benefits, they add no value to our society unless they have the skills we need.
And this is the Left telling us this.
The only argument for immigration is now an economic one.
Because jobless migrants are making us racist.