Krikorian said his 2005 attrition-through-enforcement paper crystallized the various solutions that immigration hawks had been touting for years into a single phrase. "When I came up with the term, it was somehow 'revolutionary.' But it was inherent in everything that the pro-enforcement people have been saying all along. It's just that we needed a label." Romney has now made the label famous.
By Fawn Johnson -- National Journal
Updated: Wed, Feb 22nd 2012 @ 11:26am EST