On immigration, it seems, the conservatives’ principle is
conservation of anti-immigration bias. If they tamp down animus
against one set of immigrants, then they must whip it up against
another.How else to explain the gratuitous swipe against “chain
migration” in an otherwise excellent
commentary in the Wall Street Journal last week by Jeb Bush and
Clint Bolick debunking virtually every other immigration myth on
the right, asks Shikha Dalmia?
While calling for more employment-based immigration, for both
skilled and unskilled foreign workers, Bush and Bolick maintained
that since the 1960s, thanks to American emphasis on family
reunification, the driver of immigration to the U.S. has been
“chain migration,” which purportedly allows immigrants to bring in
their extended families until entire villages are emptied out.
But “chain migration” is a myth cooked up by
ultra-restrictionist organizations, such as NumbersUSA, that foster
misunderstanding about how U.S. laws work and undermine
here to read the whole thing.Bonus material: Reason’s
flowchart on the long wait times that immigrants have to
endure, thanks to our utterly broken immigration system.
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