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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 33): Conservative Inadequacy with Respect to Immigration

Note: here is Part 32. Surely, in addition to those structural tendencies for immigrants’ propensity to tend left, there is a seemingly built-in electoral incompetence of conservative and other market-oriented parties. I, for example, have been waiting for years for … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 32): Immigration and Politics

Note: here is Part 31. Left-Wing Immigrants Immigration is seldom politically neutral. Large-scale immigration as experienced by the wealthy Western countries changes the balance of power between domestic parties.  Immigrants seem to never divide their loyalties evenly between existing parties. … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 31): The California Hourglass Class Figure

Note: here is Part 30. Discussions of the impact of immigration on native labor often have a 19th century, quasi-Marxist flavor. Implicitly, they seem to posit a large undifferentiated working class, on top of which sits a small middle, or professional … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 29): Anti-Immigrant Hostility and Reactions

Note: here is Part 28. Immigrants are often or usually met with some degree of hostility, especially if there are more than two or three of them. It’s difficult to navigate the writings on the topic, even the recent ones, … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 28): Culture Dilution (or Erosion)

Note: here is Part 27. There is also the fear without a name, or without much of a name, that lurks in the background of many animated discussions of immigration. Much of it is taking place on-line. It’s the fear … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 27): Cultural Revulsion

Note: here is Part 26. Cultural revulsion toward immigrants is part of general anxiety about strangers that may be hard-wired in all humans: Babies do dislike most new faces. Once, the strangers prove harmless, the revulsion may dissipate quickly. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 26): Immigration and the Host Culture: Two Sources of Rejection

Note: here is Part 25. Those who know that they stand to benefit by immigration in the forms of cheaper goods and more affordable services may still oppose immigration on broad cultural grounds. Many think the nation is endangered by … Continue reading

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