Larry Kudlow Is Troubled
February 28, 2007, 03:55 PM
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NRO Immigration enthusiast Larry Kudlow is troubled by information that's new to him. This is from NRO's Blog, February 26, 2007

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.

It's also interesting that he didn't get worried about the multiple bad effects of immigration until it started affecting Mexican families. What about American families?

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.