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Unlikely Bedfellows on Immigration Reform

loadstar Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 12:45 PM
All immigrants are NOT CREATED EQUAL in terms of impact: https://www.dallasfed.org/research/indepth/2004/id0401a.html excerpt (released in 2006)-- "Immigrant Assimilation: Why Worry? Conclusion: Worrying about immigrant assimilation boils down to worrying about Mexican immigration. Non-Hispanic immigrants consistently outperform natives, even after three generations. Meanwhile, Mexican immigrants make up the largest and least educated immigrant group. ...they still lag behind in education and wage outcomes even after 3 generations here." (Hence, they are Welfare dependents in waiting, expanding the permanent underclass)
Michael Bloomberg, the independent mayor of New York City, is no one's idea of a hardline Republican conservative. Media titan Rupert Murdoch, whose empire includes Fox News and The Wall Street Journal, is no one's idea of a squishy Republican moderate. And Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, a lifelong Democrat, is no one's idea of a Republican at all.

It isn't every day that three men with such disparate ideological profiles find common cause, let alone on a high-profile issue that has been roiling American politics for years. But there they were at Boston's Seaport Hotel one evening last week,...