Steve Lopez: up with illegal immigration propaganda, allegedly Mexico-linked CHIRLA

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Via this, Steve Lopez of the Los Angeles Times offers "Family crossed the border to success". The family in question is that of Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. As discussed at that link, CHIRLA has allegedly collaborated with the Mexican government. In the piece, Lopez says that Salas' job is to "tell stories" and even to "share her stories with immigrant-bashers". And, she "believes the tone of the debate has been and will continue to be changed by humanizing it". "Tell stories, Angelica Salas says."

Does he ask Salas about her group allegedly collaborating with the Mexican government? Does he bust her for spreading pro-illegal immigration propaganda? Does he try to find out who in the media or government has assisted her with spreading that propaganda?

No. In fact, he gladly joins in with her efforts and supports "humanizing" the debate through heartwarming anecdotes, offering a few of his own.

In previous columns, he's shown an inability to understand simple economics but even more relevant Steve Lopez spread propaganda from a Mexican consul.

Please write him at steve.lopez *at* latimes.com with your thoughts.

Comments

Even the ultra-PC Canadians have more sense on the immigration question than the US MSM. Here the _Toronto Globe and Mail_ discusses a REAL STUDY on the effects of immigration policy rather than sentimental anecdotes: http://borjas.typepad.com/the_borjas_blog/2007/05/canadian_editor.html Last week I blogged about the paper that I wrote with Abdurrahman Aydemir (of Statistics Canada) measuring the impact of immigration on the labor markets of Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, today had an editorial on the research findings (subscription required): FEW CANADIANS WOULD BE SURPRISED TO LEARN THAT IMMIGRANTS PULL DOWN THE WAGES OF THE DOMESTIC WORKERS WHOM THEY CHALLENGE FOR JOBS. THIS HAS BEEN THE LAW OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND SINCE HUMANS FIRST SCRABBLED TO MAKE A LIVING. WHAT IS SURPRISING...IS THAT IMMIGRANTS IN CANADA HAVE NARROWED THE GAP BETWEEN THE COUNTRY\'S HIGHEST-PAID WORKERS AND LOWEST-PAID WORKERS, REDUCING INCOME INEQUALITY. IN THE UNITED STATES, IT\'S THE OPPOSITE: THE PRESENCE OF IMMIGRANTS INCREASES THE GAP BETWEEN THE RICH AND THE POOR. THE CONTRAST UNDERLINES THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CANADIAN APPROACHES TO IMMIGRANT SELECTION....GOOD IMMIGRATION POLICIES SHOULD NOT FOSTER THE CREATION OF LARGE POOLS OF LOW-SKILLED WORKERS WHO COMPETE FEROCIOUSLY WITH EACH OTHER AND DRIVE DOWN WAGES. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TEACH THE CROWD AT THE EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE WALL STREET JOURNAL SOME OF THOSE BASIC ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES?