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Tamar Jacoby

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Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Editor, Reinventing the Melting Pot: The New Immigrants and What It Means to Be American.

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MIGRATION HEADACHE: President Bush's Immigration Plan

with Tamar Jacoby, Mark Krikorianvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, March 3, 2004

It is estimated that currently there are between 7 and 10 million illegal immigrants in this country. Meanwhile the Border Patrol has grown from a staff of 2,000 and a $100 million budget 30 years ago to 11,000 men and women and a $9 billion budget today. Clearly, our attempts to control illegal immigration have not been working. But what should we do instead? President Bush has proposed a new immigration plan that would turn illegal immigrants already here into legal temporary workers. Is his plan an acknowledgment that our economy needs cheap immigrant labor and that we simply can't control our borders any longer? Or is his plan the entirely wrong way to address the immigration problem?

From Protest to Politics

by Tamar Jacobyvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2001

A new generation of technocratic black mayors has emerged with a pragmatic, bottom-line approach to governing. Tamar Jacoby hails these new leaders for their commitment to fiscal solvency and building cities that work—for both blacks and whites.

CHAINED TO THE PAST: Race and Integration

with Dinesh D’Souza, Tamar Jacobyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, October 21, 1998

Wave after wave of immigrant groups has followed a path of increasing economic success and integration into the American mainstream. African-Americans have not. Why? Is integration the means to equality or actually the result? Dinesh d'Souza Media Fellow, Hoover Institution, John M. Olin Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, Author, The End of Racism, and Tamar Jacoby, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Author, Someone Else's House ask if affirmative action is not the answer, just what is?