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Paul Krugman and Illegal Immigration: Even a Nobel Laureate Can Be Wrong

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  by  Charles Breiterman

Paul Krugman won the Nobel Prize for economics in 2008. But on the subject of illegal immigration, he is mistaken. He compared the current situation in the United States to that of his Jewish grandfather who first came to America near the turn of the century. But escaping from massacres is far different than seeking higher wages.

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Foreign-Worker Arrivals Continue as Jobless Claims Rise to 26-Year High

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The United States will import another 140,000 foreign workers this month despite worsening jobless numbers. Initial jobless claims were at 586,000 last week, which is 30,000 more than the prior week's claims. The number was the highest since November 1982, and the four-week moving claims average is also at its highest level since 1982. The nation’s counterproductive immigration policies make the situation even harder to fix.

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Maryland Seeking Bill to Tie Legal Status to Driver's Licenses

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The Maryland General Assembly could approve a bill next month that reverses a long-standing policy allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. Currently, Maryland is one of four states that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain a license. New Mexico, Hawaii and Washington are the others.

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Disgraced Illinois governor never met an illegal alien he didn't like

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  by  Dave Gorak

The latest estimates show that more than 600,000 illegal aliens are living on the backs of Illinois taxpayers. And Gov. Rod Blagojevich did everything he could to make them feel more at home in the Prairie State. From in-state tuition to driver's licenses, Blago tried to assimilate illegal aliens into the state he governed.

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