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Don't Let In Immigrants With Low IQs

Posted by on May. 9, 2013 at 8:34 AM
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Heritage Foundation's Jason Richwine: Don't Let In Immigrants With Low IQs

 

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By Emily Smith, Wed, May 08, 2013

In his dissertation, "IQ and Immigration Policy," Jason Richwine, a member of the Heritage Foundation think tank, asserts that the average IQ of immigrants in the United States is substantially lower than that of the Caucasian native population. Richwine presented an IQ selection lottery, or "skilled based" lottery, as a solution to an increase in economically harmful immigrants.

"I believe there is a strong case for IQ selection," Richwine wrote, "since it is theoretically a win-win for the U.S. and potential immigrants."

Richwine believes that allowing low IQ immigrants into the country is socially and economically harmful. Underclass behavior, less social trust, and an increase of unskilled workers in the labor market top his lists of concerns.

Instead, Richwine suggests that a "skill based" or intelligence based visa would be more lucrative than a diversity visa, which is the idea of the current immigration lottery. Rather than choosing a random selection of individuals, the "skill based" policy would increase the skilled workforce, reunite families, and further other humanitarian goals.

"The legal immigration system should be altered to greatly reduce the number of low-skill immigrants entering the country and increase the number of new entrants with high levels of education and skills that are in demand by U.S. firms," wrote Richwine.

The Heritage Foundation has consistently supported encouraging high-skilled immigration and limiting low-skilled immigration.

Sources: Washington Post, LA Times

by on May. 9, 2013 at 8:34 AM
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GLWerth
by Gina on May. 9, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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I'm thinking he hasn't met much of the "Caucasian native population" because there are some really stupid people there too.

Fail. But then, it IS the Heritage Foundation, which has been producing fail for many, many years.

Terpsichore
by on May. 9, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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HAHAHA! Immigrants are taking away our good jobs, let's only admit immigrants with the skills and education to take away our good jobs.

Sounds like the catch-22 I ran into after graduating: no one wants to hire you if you don't have experience, but it's hard to get experience if no one will hire you. Although in this article, it's skills and education.

gammie
by on May. 9, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Ha Ha Ha if we don't given them health checks anymore why and how would you check IQ's ?

The Latin  professionals come here legally there are doctores, teachers, nurses, Bussiness man, not all are dishwashers, cooks in fast food resturants!

How stupid are people anyway?

elkmomma
by Member on May. 9, 2013 at 9:42 AM
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Ummm  wow   Caucasian native?   He's worried about IQ's?   Since when are Caucasian native to this land?  ....Oh that's right  it happened after they invaded this land.

Billiejeens
by on May. 9, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Curious as to what the Pro-letting them in arguments are if any one can articulate those.

babygirl_1012
by Member on May. 9, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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So if immigrants are taking away all the jobs, does that mean a lot of Americans are stupid? Lol! why dont we just kill all people who have low IQ's since they wont help us in the future anyway. And many of the people who come here were doctors, lawyers, engineers in their country but because their degree doesnt translate over, they are stuck being a cook or something else because of that. SMH

lga1965
by Ruby Member on May. 9, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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You said it. They're a bunch of dodos. Fail Central.

Quoting GLWerth:

I'm thinking he hasn't met much of the "Caucasian native population" because there are some really stupid people there too.


Fail. But then, it IS the Heritage Foundation, which has been producing fail for many, many years.

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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on May. 9, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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What do we do with all those Caucasian natives with low IQs?


FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on May. 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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Quoting Billiejeens:

Curious as to what the Pro-letting them in arguments are if any one can articulate those.

I'm certainly not for just letting any one come on in, that has proven to not work, on many levels.

But to determine the IQ of some one and have that be a deciding factor of entry is just wrong.

Billiejeens
by on May. 9, 2013 at 11:11 AM

 

If only I didn't think that you were teasing............

Quoting babygirl_1012:

So if immigrants are taking away all the jobs, does that mean a lot of Americans are stupid? Lol! why dont we just kill all people who have low IQ's since they wont help us in the future anyway. And many of the people who come here were doctors, lawyers, engineers in their country but because their degree doesnt translate over, they are stuck being a cook or something else because of that. SMH


 

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