Can Conservatism Survive Mass Immigration?


Subject: Upcoming Panel: Can Conservatism Survive Mass Immigration?

Contact: Bryan Griffith, (202) 466-8185, press@cis.org

Can Conservatism Survive Mass Immigration?

Panel to Examine Political Impacts of Current Policy

WASHINGTON (August 2010) – Over the past five years, the immigration debate has become a top priority for many voters, pundits, and politicians. Among conservatives and members of the Republican Party there has been disagreement over the path forward. Some consider support for an expansive immigration policy – including amnesty, loose enforcement, and increased legal immigration – as essential in order to court immigrant voters. Others believe that continued mass immigration is incompatible with the goals of shrinking government and, in fact, strengthens the hand of those calling for expanded government and more liberal social policies.

The Center for Immigration Studies will hold a panel to consider these points of view, featuring two leading authors and two respondents.

The panel discussion will take place on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. in theZenger Room at the National Press Club, 14th and F Streets, NW. Admission is free and open to the public.

Speakers will include:

James G. Gimpel, Professor of Government at the University of Maryland, College Park, and author of the study, ‘Immigration, Political Realignment, and the Demise of Republican Political Prospects.’

Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow at the Century Foundation and the Center for American Progress, and author of the study, ‘Demographic Change and the Future of the Parties.’

Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor at National Review magazine.

David Frum, editor of FrumForum.com and author of Comeback: Conservatism that Can Win Again.

Moderator: Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies.

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The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent research institute which examines the impact of immigration on the United States

Special Note:

All,

This is a very important event.  We are all well aware that the two major driving forces that have created the immigration disaster we are confronted with are the “intellectual elite’s” greed for votes (a permanent majority) and the corporate community’s insatiable appetite for cheap (anything but) labor.  The Center for Immigration Studies event announced below will focus on the former.  It is important that we improve our understanding of the dramatic impact that a continuation of our current immigration policies will have on our political alignments and therefore on the future of our nation.   Tomorrows CIS event will deal with both.  Also, CIS is doing great work and they deserve our support.  Hope to see you there.

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