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Larry Kudlow Is Troubled
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February 28, 2007, 03:55 PM
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NRO Immigration enthusiast Larry Kudlow is troubled by information that`s new to him. This is from NRO`s Blog, February 26, 2007

A Troubling Immigration Development [Larry Kudlow]

From today`s Washington Times:

Mexican wives seek ouster of husbands from U.S.

...They have created an English-language Web page where they identify themselves as the "wetback wives" and broadcast their pleas, both to their men and to the U.S. government.

"To the United States government — close the border, send our men home to us, even if you must deport them (only treat them in a humane manner — please do not hurt them)," it reads....

This is an interesting and important angle on the whole immigration question.

These Mexican wives seem to be saying that family breakup is a bad idea, even though their husbands are sending extra money back home.

As a free trader, I favor the Bush comprehensive immigration reform plan, which includes better border security, temporary worker cards, and ultimately, a path to citizenship.

However, family breakup is very troubling for a social conservative like myself.

Frankly, the extent of this family breakup problem is new information to me. I find it troubling.

02/26 01:54 PM

Now there are a couple of points—it`s interesting that Kudlow didn`t know about this, we`ve been covering it here since 2001, when we published Allan Wall`s DOES EMIGRATION REALLY HELP MEXICO? It`s a fairly obvious side effect of mass immigration.

It`s also interesting that he didn`t get worried about the multiple bad effects of immigration until it started affecting Mexican families. What about American families?

But think about it, what if instead of being a writer for NRO, he was a reader of it? Then he`d know even less, since he had to learn about this from Stephen Dinan in the Washington Times. [Mexican wives want U.S. to return husbands ,February 26, 2007 ] He would be unlikely to learn about in the pages of National Review.

UPDATE:Vanishing American has more thoughts on Kudlow.