President Obama said he is, "one of the legendary figures of Asia in the 20th and 21st centuries. He is somebody who helped to trigger the Asian economic miracle."
He has been praised world-wide, receiving prestigious honors from countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Russia and among others for his efforts to bring Singapore from a third-world nation to a first. In other words, he is one of the world's few true experts on economic development. So, when he speaks about the virtues of immigration, policy makers should take heed.
"America will not be reduced to second-rate status. Historically, the U.S. has demonstrated a great capacity for renewal and revival. America’s strengths include an ability to range widely, imaginatively, and pragmatically; a diversity of centers of excellence that compete in inventing and embracing new ideas and new technologies; a society that attracts talent from around the world and assimilates them comfortably as Americans; and a language that the lingua franca of those who rise to the top of their own societies around the world."Lee credits the resounding success of the United States with two key factors: a unifying language, English, because of it's ease to learn and demographics. But, he warns the country's mass immigration policies risk destroying all that.
“Multiculturalism will destroy America. Do you make the Hispanics Anglo-Saxons in culture or do they make you more Latin American in culture?”That is the key question, says Lee. In this interview with Charlie Rose, Lee explains why the U.S. must stop taking "fruit pickers" and go back to importing the world's smartest and brightest: