Who’s the father of the modern immigration restrictionist movement? It’s not who you might think.
Americans get confused by the immigration debate. The party that they think is lenient on immigration actually has strong anti-immigrant undercurrents, which are disguised as concern for U.S. workers. And the party that they’re sure is tough on immigration actually can’t wait to open the borders with gimmicks like guest worker programs, which are designed to provide foreign laborers for U.S. employers.
The immigration debate is like a Dishonesty Olympics. Everyone lies to everyone about everything—and you can’t believe anything.