On Wednesday, June 18, there'll be a meeting at the Cato Institute, a subsidiary of the Open Borders Lobby, to promote Jason Riley's new book
, Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders ,
In a provocative new book, Jason Riley makes the case for welcoming more legal immigrants to the United States. Drawing on history, scholarly studies and first-hand reporting, Riley argues that today's newcomers are fueling Americ;s prosperity and dynamism. He challenges the prevailing views on talk radio and cable TV that immigrants are overpopulating the country, stealing jobs, depressing wages, bankrupting social services, filling prisons, resisting assimilation and promoting big government. Comments will be provided by one of the nation's leading political analysts.[BOOK FORUM Wednesday, June 18, 2008 12:00 PM ]
And if you're wondering which of the nation's leading political analysts will be providing the commentary, it's our old friend Michael Barone,
also an Open Borders fan
, presumably providing disinterested commentary, while Daniel Griswold
of Cato will be "moderating"
on behalf of Cato. So with the Wall Street Journal's Riley
, Barone, and Daniel Griswold all on the same stage, don't expect a spirited debate.However, any of our readers who are in the Washington area might want to attend and ask a polite, but pointed, question or two.