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Skilled Immigrants And Dual Loyalties
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August 19, 2008, 09:00 PM
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Here`s Mark Krikorian on Bloggingheads debating some of the implications of his new book with Shikha Dalmia of Reason magazine. I don`t always agree with Mark about some of these questions. That`s why Marcus Epstein`s article was called On Krikorian`s New Case Against Immigration: What Was Wrong With The Old Case?

But he has a fairly subtle and useful point here—that skilled immigrants are less assimilable than unskilled immigrants and young people. That`s because by the time you become a doctor or an engineer, your character and loyalties, what Mark calls a "modern national consciousness", are pretty much set.