Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Why Congressmen Like Immigration

A former aide to the presidential campaign of Mexico's Vincente Fox, Fredo Arias-King handled many of its foreign relations. Now with the Center for Immigration Studies, he writes of his experience dealing with American Congressmen on immigration and other issues. While acknowledging the political motivations favoring unrestricted immigration (Democrats like Latino immigrants because they vote Democrat; Republicans support them because their business patrons like cheap labor), Arias-King also detected the personal motivations of Congressmen for preferring Latinos over their existing constituents:
  • Latinos seldom challenge or thwart their politicians' quest for power and wealth.
  • Latinos are prone to patronage relations with their goverments.
    HT: Steve Sailer
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