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Writer Slams NYT's 'Hate-Filled' Screeds for Open Borders

By    |   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 06:24 PM

The New York Times' editorial board "is becoming more unhinged with every passing day," Power Line's John Hinderaker writes, especially on the issue of immigration.

"Maybe it's the sight of one failed liberal policy after another, but something is driving the Times around the bend."

Earlier this week, the Times ran an editorial blasting Sen. Jeff Sessions for arguing in favor of lower levels of immigration to the United States.

Writing in The Washington Post,
Sessions cited the work of Harvard economist George Borjas, who has concluded that mass immigration has reduced the wages of lower-skilled U.S. workers.

Instead of responding to Sessions' substantive argument, the Times attacked the Alabama Republican and other lawmakers who share his views, suggesting they dishonestly "take pains to cloak anti-immigration arguments with benign-sounding words of tolerant welcome."

Moreover, it says disdainfully, Sessions "worries darkly about the effect of so many foreigners on 'schools, hospitals, and other community resources.'"

The Dartmouth-educated Hinderaker writes that the Times' editorial board "never acknowledges the body of social science research that documents the negative impact of low-skill immigration on working-class Americans."

They "think it is ridiculous to believe that admitting tens of millions of immigrants has any effect on schools, hospitals and other community resources," he says.

Hinderaker adds: "One of the problems with the open-borders philosophy that proclaims more and more immigration, always and forever, an unqualified good, is that there is no limiting principle."

"There are around 7 billion people on Earth. At least 2 billion of them would unquestionably be better off in the United States, even if you assume that the most they could ever aspire to is participation in our welfare system. So, if immigration per se improves the economy, why not admit all 2 billion?"

The NYT, he concludes, is able to "crank out one hate-filled editorial after another, all equally disconnected from reality. For a serious legislator like Jeff Sessions to be attacked by these dopes is a badge of honor."

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