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.