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Ron Unz has written another piece for TAC. Like his piece on Hispanic crime (which turned out to be statistically incorrect), this article as well trumpets the pro-immigration talking points. This essay, however, does seem to be an improvement upon his previous article, as he does make some good points — such as about the “populaztion ponzi scheme” falling apart. And some of Unz’s momentum seems to be in the right direction (toward immigration reduction), which is a 180 from previous essays. Unz’s minimum wage scheme is plausible in theory (removing the cheap labor magnet), but probably wouldn’t work because big business interests (as he points out). But also, even if there were a higher minimum wage and few economic attractions (such as free hospital visits and free education), mestizos would probably continue to come to the US simply because of the higher standard of living. They have turned Mexico into a hellhole and want out. (In theory, we shouldn’t accept immigrants from any failed state. If they have ruined their own state, why let them ruin ours?) After reading the article in its entirety, one is left feeling that Unz is still up to his old tricks: grasping at straws to justify mass immigration (and more of it). What’s telling is his denouncement of restrictionist Republicans. How dare Republicans try to stop the tide of Third World immigration! And the glee with which he seems to celebrate the “end of white America” is quite disturbing. Although certainly other policies would be part of a realistic immigration reduction strategy (such as reducing incentives, a policy of attrition leading toward self-deportation, ending chain migration, ending birthright citizenship, paying immigrants to leave, ending all legal immigration, etc. — many of which policies Unz doesn’t discuss), enforcement and arrests would have to be part of the overall strategy, things which Unz seems to dislike. A display of force would help to expedite self-deportation.