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Thursday, 31 July 2008
The Immigration Debate

by Rebecca Bynum

The New Case Against Immigration: Both Legal and Illegal
by Mark Krikorian
2008 (Sentinel Press, New York) 294 pp.

 In February 2006, New York Times columnist Tamar Jacoby spoke at a function in Phoenix at which time she grew increasingly exasperated at what she apparently thought was a lack of gratitude toward the tens of millions of Mexican immigrants on the part of ordinary conference goers. “Our entire economy is being built on the backs of these people!” she exclaimed, and seemingly could not understand how that could possibly be the very point of objection. At the risk of sounding presumptuous, I truly doubt Americans want our economy to be built on the backs of anyone, let alone an army of foreign labor used in conditions of near slavery. Judging by opinion polls and the level of our chosen birthrates, Americans would rather have a stable population that will cherish and preserve our historic and natural heritage, reduce pollution, control urban sprawl, and strengthen our social fabric while maintaining social mobility. Our federal policy of mass immigration undermines all that, usurping the collective long-term decisions of American society in favor of a few short-term business interests.  more...
Posted on 07/31/2008 5:58 PM by NER
14 Dec 2011

I found this article extremely selfish. The part about how rligious people are bringing in refugees who only "waste tax payers money" I have never herd anything more self centered. I also found it very racist. Not about the Mexican issue as much but the comment at the end about "European Countries should have learned about Islam before they let the in" That is extremely offensive and Im not even muslim. Not all muslims are terrorists. Did I mention all the errors? I am in highschool student and I picked out more than 5. I came across this because I was researching immigration for English. I will not be using any infromation from this "source"

3 May 2009

your article is extremely hard to read from an information point of view because of the undertone of racism present within the article.  We understand that immigration is a problem but by making such radical and completely false claims(re:Muslims) you have completely lost any credibility.

your article was offensive to read and i'm not just saying that because of your opposition to immigration (so i'm not saying you're a racist and a xenophobe because of your opinion on the matter)


25 Apr 2009
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I saw a few comma issues, and  a completely missing word down towards the bottom. Perhaps it was a verb.

10 Aug 2008

Several typos and instances of faulty syntax for an article in a journal with such a title.  Nevertheless, Bynum's review does get at a number of key points.  One subject it does not address is why we haven't built a fence along our southern border.

Regular coverage of the immigration question from an IQ perspective can be found on Steve Sailer's blog at

6 Aug 2008

I glad someone has finally pointed out that America was a very different place during the previous great immigration. and look forward to reading the book.  For all the heat and light generated by the subject, I find it peculiar that no one seemed to have noticed that Mexico is a huge importer of oil to the US, eclipsing Saudi Arabia in some years (currently Mexico is #3, the Saudis #2). This fact alone helps explain our government's apparent unwillingness to deal with the issues in any rational way. The government's chart is publicly available via Energy Information Administration's website.