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Friday, June 18, 2010

Reagan and immigration (via Immigration Watch International)

Here is the heart of our illegal immigration problem
"On immigration, there were things that we know now that we did not know then. Since 1970, there has been an increasing mismatch between the skill levels of the immigrants entering the United States and the U.S. labor force. This, combined with our lack of cultural self-confidence, has slowed the historic assimilation process. Some of this is due to sheer numbers. Much of it is due to the fact that the immigrants are choosing themselves: Half of the immigrants who have arrived in the last decade have come illegally; family reunification drives about 65 percent of legal immigration."

Peter Robinson has a piece in today's Wall Street Journal suggesting that Ronald Reagan might have liked George W. Bush's (and the old John McCain's) style on illegal immigration better than the new McCain's. He points to the 1986 amnesty and other examples of Reagan's openness to immigration. There's no question Reagan was pro-immigration. In his 1989 farewell address to the nation, he said of the Shining City on the Hill "if there had to be cit … Read More

via Immigration Watch International

Government Data Imply High Immigrant Crime Rates (via Immigration Watch International)

Just more facts

New study findings Contradict Older Research Showing Low Rates Center for Immigration Studies has published a detailed report on immigration and crime based on a variety of recently released data, including some obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests. The newer government data implies that immigrants have relatively high rates of crime. This contradicts older academic research that generally found low rates of crime. The overall pic … Read More

via Immigration Watch International