Thursday, November 29, 2007
I have heard reporters say repeatedly that they understood that one could not rely on the "reports'"of anti-immigrant groups such as the well-funded Center for Immigration Studies. The unofficial paper of record seems to have missed that memo. The N.Y. Times reports as news that
"Immigration over the past seven years was the highest for any seven-year period in American history, bringing 10.3 million new immigrants, more than half of them without legal status, according to an analysis of census data released today by the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington.
One in eight people living in the United States is an immigrant, the survey found, for a total of 37.9 million people — the highest level since the 1920s. The survey was conducted by Steven A. Camarota, director of research at the center, which advocates reduced immigration." (emphasis added).
There is a blog -- There Krikorian Goes Again -- that is devoted to "[a] sampling of the more startling anti-immigrant things Mark Krikorian (Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies) has written or said." Check it out.
Why rely on a report as news from an advocacy group whose last report that even could be loosely characterized as pro-immigration was published in the Dark Ages?