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Two new papers on immigrant assimilation
Today the Center for Immigration Studies published a new study from me on the grandchildren of low-skill immigrants. Do they close the socioeconomic gap? From the executive summary: The intergenerational assimilation of low-skill immigrants is an important ...
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Kavanaugh coda
I wrote three NR pieces on Brett Kavanaugh after he was nominated. The first criticized prediction models purporting to locate his ideological position among the sitting justices. The second congratulated him for his inspired defense against accusations of ...
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Who is a public charge?
After dropping hints for more than a year, the Trump Administration now appears to be serious about discouraging immigrant welfare use. Longstanding law forbids entry (or adjustment to green-card status) of any immigrant who “is likely to at any time become...
Who is a public charge?
Who is a public charge?
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On ethical issues, go hard or go home
Ruth Marcus spurred quite a discussion earlier this month with her Washington Post column , entitled “I would’ve aborted a fetus with Down syndrome. Women need that right.” Ms. Marcus’s argument was nothing if not blunt. In fact, she elevated the debate by ...
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“Low-Skill Immigration: A Case for Restriction” Published in <i>American Affairs</i>
Last fall, I participated in a Center for Immigration Studies panel entitled “ Immigration and Less-Educated American Workers ,” alongside University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax and political scientist Charles Murray. The panel was perhaps most no...
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We've reached full generality
A perplexing tweet that has been making the rounds: Immigration is a reproductive justice issue. Everyone should be allowed to live in freedom and without fear. #DreamActNow — Planned Parenthood (@PPFA) November 9, 2017 An old cliche in Washington is to pre...
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Abolish the diversity lottery
Early reports indicate that Sayfullo Saipov, the terrorist who killed eight people when he drove his truck down a bike path in Lower Manhattan, came to the U.S. by winning the "diversity lottery" -- a program that randomly distributes about 50,000 green car...
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"We support free speech, but [we don't support free speech]."
Those who follow me on Facebook know that I enjoy quoting the various "We support free speech, but..." excuses from censors as they explain why they fired or disinvited or blacklisted people whose views they don't like. Remarkably, two different vice presid...
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"California Fails the Immigration Test" published at Real Clear Policy
From my perspective, much of the immigration debate takes place on the right. Traditional conservatives feel that mass immigration is a cultural and economic disruption, while libertarian-leaning conservatives emphasize how immigration makes the American ec...
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When is the March for Large-Scale Preregistered Replications?
Why are progressives calling this weekend's demonstration the "March for Science"? Why not the "March for Equality," or the "March for the Environment," or even the "March for NIH Funding"? The reason, of course, is science-gilding , the covering of one's i...
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