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Judge Kavanaugh’s Record on Immigration

Okay, I’m tiring and need to spend some time with my family on this Fourth of July, so I will be brief.

In dissents, Judge Kavanaugh has rejected illegal immigrant voting in union elections and has opposed the grant of immigrant visas at expense of American workers (and has won praise from Mickey Kaus on both). He has also recognized the government’s interest in “supporting American farmers and ranchers against their foreign competitors.”

Ed Whelan — Ed Whelan is a leading commentator on nominations to the Supreme Court and the lower courts and on issues of constitutional law.

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