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Our Illiberal Immigration Policy Leads to Chaos

We need a meritocratic, ethnically blind system — the opposite of the status quo.

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online

 

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About Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a professor of Classics Emeritus at California State University, Fresno, and a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services. He is also the Wayne & Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History, Hillsdale College, where he teaches each fall semester courses in military history and classical culture.

7 Thoughts on “Our Illiberal Immigration Policy Leads to Chaos

  1. Sam Gilman on February 26, 2015 at 8:40 am said:

    This is a wonderfully simple and appropriate approach to the immigration problem. The country will need to add a lot of new folks to our economy if we are to grow, but we need those with the proper skills, including farm labor. Our universities are spending large amounts of money to teach graduate students, most of whom are non-US students, and who are not able to stay in this country after they receive their degrees due to our inappropriate immigration system. We need those skills, and we refuse to let them stay in our country. Your approach seems obvious, but no one else seems to be advancing it.

  2. David Park on February 26, 2015 at 8:41 am said:

    We elect presidents as if we were voting for a slick orator or an actor, then wonder why the country seems to be stumbling along in a very bad grade B movie plot. The symptom is Obama, but the disease is the fact that the electorate voted him into office twice. ‘If you get what you pay for’ is true, what in the hell were all those money people trying to buy?

  3. Charles Gonzalez on February 26, 2015 at 3:59 pm said:

    I really can’t believe that I am still responding to articles like this after 20 years. But so be it…..why doesn’t Prof Hansen just say what he means , lets get the “illegals” out of the country, hint, south of the border , low skilled , ill educated , non contributors to American society, the ultimate in the 47%. I for one am completely in favor of deporting all felons here illegally , more , lets inject them with a chip to track their whereabouts. I really don’t care what La Raza thinks about that . But really who is hiring all of these people? Who is renting and selling them homes, taking their grocery money even their income and sales taxes? Oh , I’m sorry its us….also will someone please tell me what ” securing the border ” means….actually ? Since most border land in Texas is in private hands are we to the the Federal Government to build a 30 foot fence the length of the border? Install Berlin Wall type security? It’s ok if we say yes as long as we are prepared to pay for it and deals with the consequences of Federal overreach and confiscation of private property…

    I really want to ” secure the border” tell me what it means….if a presidential candidate would have the balls to tell us what they really would do if they were king, then we would have something….

  4. Why would an African-American president allow slave labor to continue to come into the agricultural plantations of the US by not securing our borders?

    So he and his political party could set them free?

    Don’t the legal immigrants who have begun to work themselves from poverty toward the middle class find the ascent slowed, stopped, or reversed by illegal immigrants?

    Yes, why would an African-American president continue to allow slave labor?

  5. TexasRanger on February 28, 2015 at 9:35 pm said:

    Immigration Reform..

    Obama‘s Secret Plan – Immigration Reform “Task Force of New Americans”….

    Barack Obama and his administration appear to be social engineering us into a new America.

    Obama’s Immigration Reform does not just cover those who receive amnesty, it’s all the immigrants he is transporting from the all over the Middle East-Se, Africa, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Haiti, Somalia, Sudan, Eritrea, Congo, Cuba and so on.

    Listen to this shocking and frightening interview:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1JzLLhwGXw

    Full Story
    http://www.independentsentinel.com/breaking-wh-plans-to-develop-a-country-within-a-country-of-15-million-new-americans/

  6. I can’t believe that in 2015 that our society allows the publication of such a racist scree, NSA I hope you are taking notes. And I quote, “Liberal immigration would be entirely legal, meritocratic, and ethnically blind.” Are you kidding me? Next thing you’ll be calling for is for the government to be ethnically blind toward American citizens.

    In short, this column was, sir, and insult to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his immortal words, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the content of their character but by the color of their skin.”

    In other news, I hear the chocolate ration has been raised from 30 to 20 grams a week…

  7. Dr. Byron Roth in his 2010 book “The Perils of Diversity: Immigration and Human Nature” states that the debate over immigration policy in the Western world is critically uninformed by the sciences of evolutionary biology and psychology. In his work he examines the intersection between culture, genetics, IQ and society. He states, “Prominent among the fundamental features of human nature is a natural bias toward one’s own kind, making harmony in multi-ethnic societies problematic at best. All historical evidence indicates that “diversity” is not a strength, and that blood is thicker than water. Ignoring such biological realities leads to failed social experiments that may cause great human suffering.”

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