Fun With Arianna's Immigration: Over at Hit&Run today I had a little sport with Lady Huffington's evolving views on Proposition 187. Not wanting to over-pollute Reason with my amusements, here's another game of Arianna Now & Then, also about immigration. First, a column of hers in the June 16, 1995 Washington Times:
America today is a nation in crisis, incapable of absorbing and assimilating the 2 million immigrants -- legal and illegal -- who make their way across our borders each year. The problem is not immigration in and of itself, but rather the combustible combination of high levels of immigration and the bankrupt social policies of the last 30 years. [...]Now, from Candidate Huffington's website, on the page entitled Arianna's Stand on the Issues:
Those who have really been affected are working-class Americans who are being pushed off the ladder of opportunity by illegal immigrants representing an unending source of cheap labor, or who feel it's unfair for them to pay for illegal immigrants on welfare while they themselves can barely make ends meet.
On ImmigrationNot only are her cures changing wildly, so are the diagnoses themselves. The only constant is that "America today is a nation in crisis." I wonder if we'll survive! Posted by at August 18, 2003 11:30 PM
Arianna supports immigrant rights. As a Greek immigrant herself — one of the 9 million Californians who weren't born in this country — she knows first-hand the difficulties that immigrants face. Arianna supports the push to provide immigrants with driver's licenses.