Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Mark Krikorian on Restricting Immigration

Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies is spreading the following "good cheer" on immigration:

Not a Dime’s Worth of Difference: What kind of people does the White House think we are? By Mark Krikorian National Review Online, April 10, 2007 (here)

EXCERPT: “The administration’s calculation that it can make amnesty and increased immigration palatable if only they are packaged with enough anti-immigrant measures is an insult to immigration hawks. Our response must be unequivocal: No Amnesty. No Guestworkers. Period.”

Shortfalls of the 1996 Immigration Reform Legislation Statement of Mark Krikorian before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives April 20, 2007 (here)

EXCERPT: “But there was one very large mistake made by Congress in the 1996 law, and that was rejecting the late Barbara Jordan’s recommendations to cut overall legal immigration. The U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, headed by Jordan during most of its existence, spent years examining all aspects of the immigration issue and delivered reports on illegal immigration, legal immigration, refugees, and Americanization policy. … “With regard to legal immigration, the Jordan Commission recommended a reduction of about one-third in total immigration, in particular focusing the family portion of the immigration flow more tightly and eliminating categories outside the nuclear family of husband, wife, and young children. Jordan’s recommendations would also have eliminated the small but unjustifiable unskilled worker category (the Commission noted that ‘Unless there is another compelling interest, such as in the entry of nuclear families and refugees, it is not in the national interest to admit unskilled workers’) and the egregious visa lottery.”


As they say, the song remains the same.


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