Immigration, Legal and Illegal

Paleo Retiree writes:

I don’t normally have much time for Anne Coulter, but this strikes me as a terrific column. Fact Du Jour: “During the three years from 2010 through 2012, immigrants have committed about a dozen mass murders in this country.”

About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff and very glad to have left that mess behind. Formerly Michael Blowhard of the cultureblog 2Blowhards.com. Now a rootless parasite and bon vivant on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.
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6 Responses to Immigration, Legal and Illegal

  1. epiminondas says:

    I sent this link around yesterday. If any of this seems shocking to you, you’re definitely a liberal. I think this is probably the best means of flushing out hacks in the Republican party. Increasingly, we can see who is being bought off.

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  2. Therefore, we should stop all immigration, right? Because we know that all immigrants have a natural criminal propensity, right? Whereas, Adam Lanza, James Holmes, Jared Lee Loughner and other multiple murderers aren’t immigrants.

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    • No one claims that ‘all’ immigrants have a criminal propensity. But if a significant number of them do, we should not let those ones in. If we find it too difficult to distinguish the criminally-inclined potential immigrants from the non-criminally-inclined ones, it is probably reasonable to err on the side of caution.

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    • Kudzu Bob says:

      Yes, we’re full up on psycho killers, Mr. Winkler. No need to bring in more.

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  3. dearieme says:

    “Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 immigration act”: oof, she certainly knows how to pour on the vitriol.

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  4. Via Marginal Revolution: http://www.amazon.com/Exodus-How-Migration-Changing-World/dp/0195398653/

    …bestselling author Paul Collier makes a powerful case for the ethical legitimacy of restricting migration in the interests of both sending and receiving societies. Drawing on original research and numerous case studies, Collier explores this volatile issue from three unique perspectives: the migrants themselves, the people they leave behind, and the host societies where they relocate. As Collier shows, those who migrate from the poorest countries, primarily though not exclusive the young, tend to be the best educated and most energetic in their cultures. And while migrants often benefit economically, the larger impacts of mass migrations remain unsettling. The danger is that both host countries and sending societies may lose their national identities– an outcome that Collier suggests would be disastrous as national identity is a powerful force for equity. Collier asserts that migration must be restricted to ensure that it helps those who remain in sending countries and also benefits host societies that make the investment on which migrant gains rely.

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