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Never Too Rich, Too Thin, or Too Many Immigrants

Interesting hearing of the House Agriculture Committee today. Rep. Steve King asked former INS policy director (and faithful libertarian) Stuart Anderson if there was such a thing as too much immigration — Anderson mumbled that he didn’t know. Anderson, by the way, is executive director of a new open-borders think tank called the National Foundation for American Policy . Maybe I’m being catty, but the name is so anodyne, it sounds like he should be giving out the Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Excellence.

Another member of the committee lectured the other witness, James R. Edwards Jr. of Numbers USA [], that meatpackers need alien labor because “we can’t get enough people to work for $7 or $8 dollars an hour.” Well, that’s the point, isn’t it?