Read Doris Meissner’s column about immigration. It’s important.
by Charlie Leck
This morning’s local paper carried a column on the opinion pages about the myths of immigration, originally written by Doris Meissner for the Washington Post. [5 Myths about Immigration]
I won’t regurgitate the entire thesis here, but I think it is a really important statement for you to read by someone who understands the situation in great depth. Meissner, now a senior fellow at Migration Policy Institute, served as commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service for seven years up to 2000.
Read what she has to say about:
- Immigrants taking jobs from American workers.
- Immigration being at an all time high and about most immigrants coming here illegally.
- Today’s immigrants not integrating into society as they did in the past.
- Cracking down on illegal border crossings making us safer.
- Passing immigration reform in an election year.
The NY Times also carried a tough column by Ross Douthat calling for the federal government to do its job in this era of immigration problems. It’s a good contrasting column to read after going through Doris Meissner’s thoughts.