Issues: Broadband and Immigration

Broadband

Broadband access plays a significant role in the individual’s pursuit of a life unencumbered by the State’s onerous, liberty diluting rules. Our mission here at Lucubrare is to ensure that broadband access services and technology is treated with the lightest regulatory touch possible. We also advocate for small insular internet service providers who wish to push back against onerous net neutrality rules that serve no other purpose than to squelch deployment of needed services.

Immigration

When assessing the positive benefits to the United States stemming from immigration, the Cato Institute noted the following:

“The overriding impact of immigrants is to strengthen and enrich American culture, increase the total output of the economy, and raise the standard of living of American citizens. Immigrants are advantageous to the United States for several reasons: (1) Since they are willing to take a chance in a new land, they are self-selected on the basis on motivation, risk taking, work ethic, and other attributes beneficial to a nation. (2) They tend to come to the United States during their prime working years (the average age is 28), and they contribute to the workforce and make huge net contributions to old-age entitlement programs, primarily Social Security. (3) Immigrants tend to fill niches in the labor market where demand is highest relative to supply, complementing rather than directly competing with American workers. (4) Many immigrants arrive with extremely high skill levels, and virtually all, regardless of skill level, bring a strong desire to work. (5) Their children tend to reach high levels of achievement in American schools and in society at large.”

Lucubrare agrees with this assessment.  As part of our mission we advocate for immigrants living in the United States, especially for immigrants from the Caribbean and West Africa.  We advocate for solutions that increase the quality of life for those who took the risk to leave their home countries and create a life that improves the lot of their families.