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Is It Patriotic to Oppose Immigration? - Mark Krikorian

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/01/14/Uncommon_Knowledge_Mark_Krikorian Conservative author Mark Krikorian argues that it is patriotic to oppose programs that benefit illegal immigrants, on the grounds that such programs often do so at the expense of American workers. "We have a greater obligation to our fellow Americans than we do to foreigners," he says. This program was recorded as a part of the Hoover Institution's interview series, Uncommon Knowledge. ----- Peter Robinson challenges Mark Krikorian to explain why America -- a nation of immigrants -- should now adopt anti-immigration policies. Krikorian responds by asserting that mass immigration is fundamentally incompatible with a modern society, that it causes a serious erosion of sovereignty, and that it creates a net economic burden on the government. Finally, he details the dangers of transnationalism and multiculturalism that are inherent in immigration today and gives his prescription for solving the problem. - Hoover Institution Mark Krikorian is the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, a think-tank in Washington, D.C. that promotes stricter immigration standards and enforcement. Also, Krikorian is a regular contributor to the conservative publication National Review as well as a regular participant at National Review Online's "The Corner". He is author of The New Case Against Immigration, Both Legal and Illegal, published in 2008. Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he writes about business and politics, edits Hoover's quarterly journal, the Hoover Digest, and hosts Hoover's television program, Uncommon Knowledge.
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