“Minnesota, the France of America.” Ouch!
While immigration is a very contentious issue for the politicians in Washington, there’s actually some level of agreement among people in the real world.
Almost everybody agrees that it would be foolish and short-sighted not to allow some immigration, particularly from young, educated people with valuable skills.
Similarly, there is widespread agreement that you can’t have completely open borders, particularly for those who are unlikely to be net contributors to the economy.
So the real debate (and this is where there is a lot of room for disagreement) is who gets to come to America and under what conditions.
I don’t raise this issue because I have any wise words – much less proposed solutions – on the overall issue of immigration.
Instead, let’s look at the profoundly perverse way that the federal government is using the refugee program to expand the problem of dependency.
Here are some excerpts from
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