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Why Can’t Immigrants Criticize Immigration?

I frequently encounter the attitude reflected in JPod’s scolding of Derb, and I’m afraid it’s incoherent. Immigration policy is supposed to be about what’s good for the nation as a whole, not what’s good just for me or you, much less for foreigners abroad. If you go through law school, say, and later come to the conclusion that we have too many lawyers, are you somehow constrained from expressing that opinion just because you benefited from the too-many-lawyers policy? Too much of this debate centers on sappy nonsense about the experience of my grandpa from Izmir instead of the future prospects of my grandchildren in America.

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