A Troubling Immigration Development [Larry Kudlow]
From today's Washington Times:
Mexican wives seek ouster of husbands from U.S.
...They have created an English-language Web page where they identify themselves as the "wetback wives" and broadcast their pleas, both to their men and to the U.S. government.
"To the United States government — close the border, send our men home to us, even if you must deport them (only treat them in a humane manner — please do not hurt them)," it reads....
This is an interesting and important angle on the whole immigration question.
These Mexican wives seem to be saying that family breakup is a bad idea, even though their husbands are sending extra money back home.
As a free trader, I favor the Bush comprehensive immigration reform plan, which includes better border security, temporary worker cards, and ultimately, a path to citizenship.
However, family breakup is very troubling for a social conservative like myself.
Frankly, the extent of this family breakup problem is new information to me. I find it troubling.
02/26 01:54 PM
Now there are a couple of points—it's interesting that Kudlow didn't know about this, we've been covering it here since 2001, when we published Allan Wall's DOES EMIGRATION REALLY HELP MEXICO? It's a fairly obvious side effect of mass immigration.
But think about it, what if instead of being a writer for NRO, he was a reader of it? Then he'd know even less, since he had to learn about this from Stephen Dinan in the Washington Times. [Mexican wives want U.S. to return husbands ,February 26, 2007 ] He would be unlikely to learn about in the pages of National Review.
UPDATE:Vanishing American has more thoughts on Kudlow.