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Tuesday, September 1, 2009
West Laments Immigration by Non-Whites to U.S.
Topic: Washington Examiner

Add Diana West to the list of people who blame Ted Kennedy for letting non-white people into the country.

In her Aug. 30 Washington Examiner column, West cites as an example of "the rest of the Kennedy legacy": "The first legislation he managed as a U.S. Senator, the 1965 Immigration Act, effectively tipped the immigrant pool of this nation from Europe to the Third World."

As we've detailed, pre-1965 immigration law was largely driven by racism and eugenics, effectively limiting immigration to only those from northern Europe. Some conservatives seek a return to that restrictive pre-1965 immigration law. Is West one of them?


Posted by Terry K. at 1:55 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 1:58 PM EDT

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