The Corner

No One I Know Voted Against the Amnesty!

George Melloan’s Chicken Little, the-crops-are-rotting piece on immigration in today’s Wall Street Journal (subscription only, I’m afraid) includes this unintentionally revealing sentence:

A legislative paralysis on immigration reform perhaps helps explain why a new AP-Ipsos opinion poll shows that the performance rating for Congress has slumped 11 percentage points since May, with only 24% of respondents voicing satisfaction with that body’s work.

In other words, Congress is unpopular because it failed to pass the amnesty! Whatever you think of the policy issues, this reveals a parochialism so profound that it perhaps helps explain the slump in the performance rating for newspapers.

Mark Krikorian — Mark Krikorian, a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues, has served as Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) since 1995.

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