Cato immigration conference April 26, 2012: let's discredit them (CFR, Lofgren, Jacoby, Federal Reserve, NIF, NFAP)

On April 26, 2012, the Cato Institute will be conducting an all-day conference ("Is Immigration Good for America?") supporting massive immigration. I urge anyone who'll be in the Washington DC area to attend with the goal of discrediting them as will be described below.

Most people will probably have never heard of most of those attending, but discrediting intermediaries is a very effective way to reduce massive and illegal immigration.

The titles in this list are per Cato. See each link for oftentimes extensive coverage. Discrediting the ones at the top of the list would be more valuable than the ones lower down:

* Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), ranking member on the House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement

* Tamar Jacoby, Immigration Works USA

* Pia Orrenius, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

* Ted Alden, Council on Foreign Relations

* Ali Noorani, National Immigration Forum

* Stuart Anderson, National Foundation for American Policy

* Bryan Caplan, George Mason University

* Ilya Shapiro, Sallie James, Dan Ikenson, and Jim Harper of Cato

* Alex Nowrasteh, Competitive Enterprise Institute

* Barry Chiswick, George Washington University

* Madeline Zavodny, Agnes Scott College


You can sign up at

To help discredit those listed above, ask them tough questions, get their answers on video, and then upload it to video sharing sites. See the Question Authority page for a longer description and a basic step-by-step plan.

In the case of "liberals" like Lofgren and Noorani, you can ask them the questions on the DREAM Act page. Walk them through the impacts of limited resources on Americans with the goal of exposing them as putting the interests of foreign citizens ahead of the interests of their fellow citizens.

Or, you can use the immigration questions for Republicans as a starting point. The first is a good question for libertarians. The second is primarily geared towards Republican politicians so wouldn't be entirely appropriate in this context. The third would be the best question to ask any of those attending.

Or, you can ask Tamar Jacoby if she ever came up with an answer to my 2005 question.

If anyone will be attending, leave a comment or contact me on Twitter and I'll develop a custom question for one of those attending.

If you oppose massive and/or illegal immigration, discrediting one or more of those listed above would send a very strong message to those pulling their strings; see the intermediaries link above for why that's important.