For John, BLUF: Immigration is good. Major disruption of the economy is not. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Law Professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds, writing in USA Today, yesterday, gave us "Europe's immigration drama has nothing to do with Donald Trump". And immigration issues in Europe, and the UK, are a big deal. See this New Republic item.
Here is the lede:
From following the news, you’d think that immigration was strictly a U.S. problem, one brought to the fore by Donald Trump. But although Trump has certainly moved the debate to a new level here at home, other parts of the world are facing an immigration crisis that is, if anything, worse. And there are lessons in that.So read the whole short OpEd.
And think about how uncontrolled immigration can disrupt a nation economically and politically. Immigration of the poor to more prosperous nations will not provide a better standard of living for all. At the same time, if there are pockets of poverty across the globe it is our responsibility to ease those problems, if the poor areas are prepared to cooperate in their own advancement. If an area believes Communism is the only solution, they are going to suffer, and it is not our responsibility to force them to change their approach, or let them immigrate to our country to bring their economic errors.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff