Larry Kudlow on Immigration
Zero immigration till new system to stop ISIS is implemented
With the rise of ISIS, Kudlow has also taken a more protectionist view on immigration in line with Trump. While as recently as 2014, Kudlow supported legal immigration for the sake of economic growth, Kudlow wrote in late 2015 that "this is war."
"I have come to believe there should be no immigration or visa waivers until the U.S. adopts a completely new system to stop radical Islamic terrorists from entering the country," he wrote in a National Review article.
Source: Lucinda Shen in Fortune Magazine on Trump Cabinet
, Mar 14, 2018
Reach out to Hispanics with immigration reform
If the GOP doesn't put together a sensible immigration policy it will lose the 2016 presidential election. When Obama beat Romney in 2012, with the former Massachusetts governor attracting only 27% of the Hispanic vote with his self-deportation argument,
Republicans across the map decided they must develop an immigration-reform policy with an outreach approach to minority groups.
But unfortunately, the Republican desire for immigration reform--and inclusive outreach in general--has splintered. That's
And they're a natural GOP constituency if only the Republicans would reach out to them. Their cultural conservatism stands shoulder to shoulder with the economic-growth and prosperity issues that hopefully will form the Republican platform.
But so far the outreach hasn't happened. All I can say is, the Republican candidates better getting moving.
Source: National Review, "GOP will lose 2016", by Lawrence Kudlow
, May 8, 2015
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