A St. Petersburg Reader Forwards An Amusing Quote From An Immigration Enthusiast

From: A St. Petersburg Reader [Email him]

 In the current issue of the Manhattan Institute`s online articles, one called “Gloomy France” by Pascal Bruckner [City Journal, Winter 2014] includes this quote from Michael Shellenberger of the Breakthrough think-tank: 

“The United States` greatest hope at present lies in shale gas and in the 11 million illegal immigrants who will soon become legal, 11 million brains that will stimulate and renew our country”.

I can`t wait!

James Fulford writes: There may be proved reserves of shale, and more in the way of undiscovered reserves, but the current crop of illegals do not have either proved or undiscovered reserves of talent.

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