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August 10, 2017 7:23 AM
Left Betrays Bigotry by Crying Racism Over Merit-Based Immigration
Posted by Staff
Lifezette:

Sadly, but predictably, the response from self-styled civil rights groups to the introduction of the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act (RAISE) Act was to charge that it is motivated by racism. Ironically, these spurious charges are, themselves, an expression of racist stereotypes.

The RAISE Act is the legislative vehicle for implementing the recommendations of a commission appointed by President Clinton in the 1990s and headed by an actual civil rights icon, Texas Congresswoman Barbara Jordan. That eponymously named commission called for a merit-based immigration system that placed people of all racial, ethnic, religious and national origins on equal footing in the selection process.

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