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Perspectives on Immigration

Tuesday June 2004

Panelists: Peter Brimelow, President, The Center for American Unity; Tamar Jacoby, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; John Fonte, Senior Fellow, The Hudson Institute;

Three writers who make a specialty of immigration issues will discuss—and sometimes differ sharply over—issues of immigration policy and culture. Should immigration policy aim to select among ethnic and racial groups, admitting some and excluding others in order to promote a certain ethno-cultural mix in the United States? What does assimilation require? Adopting particular cultural mores, whether Anglo-Saxon, Protestant or some other kind? And what about national loyalty? Should it be used as a criteria to exclude a particular class of immigrants?