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Heritage study co-author opposed letting in immigrants with low IQs
Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2013 | Dylan Matthews

Posted on 05/08/2013 12:06:21 PM PDT by reaganaut1

The Heritage Foundation made something of a splash with its study suggesting that immigration reform will cost the public trillions. Past work by one of its co-authors helps put that piece in context.

Jason Richwine is relatively new to the think tank world. He received his PhD in public policy from Harvard in 2009, and joined Heritage after a brief stay at the American Enterprise Institute. Richwine’s doctoral dissertation is titled “IQ and Immigration Policy”; the contents are well summarized in the dissertation abstract:

"The statistical construct known as IQ can reliably estimate general mental ability, or intelligence. The average IQ of immigrants in the United States is substantially lower than that of the white native population, and the difference is likely to persist over several generations. The consequences are a lack of socioeconomic assimilation among low-IQ immigrant groups, more underclass behavior, less social trust, and an increase in the proportion of unskilled workers in the American labor market. Selecting high-IQ immigrants would ameliorate these problems in the U.S., while at the same time benefiting smart potential immigrants who lack educational access in their home countries."

Richwine’s dissertation asserts that there are deep-set differentials in intelligence between races. While it’s clear he thinks it is partly due to genetics — “the totality of the evidence suggests a genetic component to group differences in IQ” — he argues the most important thing is that the differences in group IQs are persistent, for whatever reason. He writes, “No one knows whether Hispanics will ever reach IQ parity with whites, but the prediction that new Hispanic immigrants will have low-IQ children and grandchildren is difficult to argue against.”

Toward the end of the thesis, Richwine writes that though he believes racial differences in IQ to be real and persistent

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: aliens; bellcurve; braindrain; heritage; heritagefoundation; immigration; iq; jasonrichwine; richwine
I think Richwine makes sense.
1 posted on 05/08/2013 12:06:21 PM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

I’m going to tape my fingers together with duct tape so I won’t be banned.


2 posted on 05/08/2013 12:08:18 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: reaganaut1

This is common sense. Lower IQ people tend to produce less and end up on the public dole more. Of course a nation should desire to limit or even prohibit immigrants that will lessen society.


3 posted on 05/08/2013 12:09:49 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: reaganaut1

Yeah, well, that is a good thing.

Who wants to put MORONS in our nation? Seriously.


4 posted on 05/08/2013 12:10:10 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: reaganaut1

He has engaged in Thought Crime, thinking something that is true but unpopular.


5 posted on 05/08/2013 12:14:07 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
I agree. Also no criminals, mentally ill, or those with communicable disease. Furthermore, immigrants should have sponsors so that they would land on welfare. iirc, the Bahamas require that you have a certain amount of wealth before you are admitted.
6 posted on 05/08/2013 12:14:48 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: SoFloFreeper

>>>Who wants to put MORONS in our nation? Seriously.

The Democratic Party. That’s who. More stupid people in America, will mean more Democrats. How else do you expect Hillary Clinton to get elected President in 2016?


7 posted on 05/08/2013 12:15:53 PM PDT by pinochet
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To: reaganaut1

The marginalization of Heritage continues...

Scary is that we have Club for Growth and Americans for Tax Reform pushing this anti-American agenda. People need to let others know that Club for Growth and Americans for Tax Reform are not conservative nor pro-American groups


8 posted on 05/08/2013 12:16:56 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: reaganaut1

For decades it has been U.S. policy to not admit people who would become a burden on society, including those with limited mental faculties. It’s written into the law. I’ll try to find the exact wording of the statute.


9 posted on 05/08/2013 12:17:42 PM PDT by Parmenio
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

His train of thought is only unpopular among Liberals, academics, and “elites”. Unfortunately, those groups control the media and schools so they try to brainwash everyone into thinking that un-PC views are unpopular when, in reality, most normal people think those thoughts because they’re correct thoughts.


10 posted on 05/08/2013 12:22:34 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: reaganaut1

Shades of of the Stanford doc, Shockley of the electron chip I think? Of course he was more interested in black skin as opposed to white skin and used intelligence population probability curves for his discourse. He was really given the boot treatment. He would have been better off applying his probability population curve to black vs white baseball, basketball, and baseball players.


11 posted on 05/08/2013 12:25:13 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: reaganaut1

Tough love.


12 posted on 05/08/2013 12:28:22 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Parmenio
For decades it has been U.S. policy to not admit people who would become a burden on society

Can you type stuff like that with a straight face?

We're advertising how to get food stamps in Mexico. We're letting hundreds of 'burdens' into our country every day.

13 posted on 05/08/2013 12:33:15 PM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: reaganaut1

We have enough low skilled grunt workers to last us 200 years. We should stop all low skilled immigration into America. Good luck getting into Australia, Canada, New Zealand because their immigration is skills based. IOW what can this immigrant do for us? We do the opposite and bring in millions of low IQ low skill legal immigrants simply because they have family over here

85% of our legal immigration is from the 3rd world. They run the immigration show, just look how this bs Amnesty is being pushed.


14 posted on 05/08/2013 12:34:29 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: SoFloFreeper

That’s the Rat voter base.


15 posted on 05/08/2013 12:35:46 PM PDT by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: reaganaut1
low-IQ immigrant groups

Easier said -> Democrats.

16 posted on 05/08/2013 12:37:32 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: reaganaut1

We aren’t having any trouble growing our own morons!


17 posted on 05/08/2013 12:40:51 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: reaganaut1

If the democrats produced flower seeds for a garden they would mandate 80% of the seeds be from weeds. Nobody would be allowed to complain about the weeds and nobody would be allowed to rip the weeks out of the garden.

If you dared say anything about the weeds you would be a racist weed-o-phobe.

Play the racist card if you want but this country was on a much better growth path before Ted, the woman killer/molester, Kennedy (may he never rest in peace) changed our immigration laws to give preference to the weeds and reject the productive plants.

You cannot build a great society using turd world people.


18 posted on 05/08/2013 12:41:07 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: ladyjane

I’m saying that with a completely straight face. What I said has been official U.S. policy, written into the law. We have an administration that is not enforcing the spirit or the letter of the law.


19 posted on 05/08/2013 12:41:16 PM PDT by Parmenio
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To: reaganaut1

The Dems made a big deal about Romney’s “47% that don’t pay taxes” statement. Ask yourself as question: What are the odds that people sneaking across the border will be in the 53% of taxpayers?


20 posted on 05/08/2013 12:43:04 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Exactly. The socially acceptable way to get around this is to only invite in ‘high skill’ (wink, wink) workers. That’s what more sensible countries like Canada and Australia are already doing.


21 posted on 05/08/2013 12:47:34 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Parmenio

I think your definition of ‘burden on society’ must be more narrow than is the modern legal AND illegal immigration experience in the US. A majority of both groups lean on government entitlements.


22 posted on 05/08/2013 12:50:44 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: reaganaut1

What rational country would allow in even legal immigrants who did not have job skills and economic potential?


23 posted on 05/08/2013 12:53:32 PM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: reaganaut1

H-1B visa immigration is the opposite of this. Work visas for smart people. Hopefully they find domestic spouses and stick around making America smarter.


24 posted on 05/08/2013 12:54:35 PM PDT by babble-on
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To: reaganaut1

The Washington Post is just pandering to its low IQ subscribers.


25 posted on 05/08/2013 12:56:58 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: babble-on

H-1B visa lowers the wages of out best and brightest. Basically ALL immigration, both legal and illegal, must stop for at least 50 years IMO.


26 posted on 05/08/2013 12:57:03 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

hahahahahah


27 posted on 05/08/2013 1:01:32 PM PDT by babble-on
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To: reaganaut1

High IQ is mainly important for employment. Entertainment and companionship value are also desirable. If someone is good looking, athletic, funny, can sing, or smile and read a TelePrompTer with a fake Chicago jive cadence, their IQ doesn’t matter. There are 73 million Canine-Americans in this country with the IQ of a 2 year old and they are greatly loved. The world would be a better place if more Americans had the brains of man’s best friend. It’s those medium IQs that are the problem.


28 posted on 05/08/2013 1:17:51 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: reaganaut1

The evidence may be there but from experience, the intelligence of many people and what we call common sense (not the liberal definition) are mostly distant cousins. Its almost as if the equation is as follows:

IQ plus common sense = 1


29 posted on 05/08/2013 1:20:30 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: reaganaut1

Jason “Richwine’s doctoral dissertation is titled “IQ and Immigration Policy”; the contents are well summarized in the dissertation abstract: “The statistical construct known as IQ can reliably estimate general mental ability, or intelligence. The average IQ of immigrants in the United States is substantially lower than that of the white native population, and the difference is likely to persist over several generations. The consequences are a lack of socioeconomic assimilation among low-IQ immigrant groups, more underclass behavior, less social trust, and an increase in the proportion of unskilled workers in the American labor market. Selecting high-IQ immigrants would ameliorate these problems in the U.S., while at the same time benefiting smart potential immigrants who lack educational access in their home countries. Richwine’s dissertation asserts that there are deep-set differentials in intelligence between races. While it’s clear he thinks it is partly due to genetics — “the totality of the evidence suggests a genetic component to group differences in IQ” — he argues the most important thing is that the differences in group IQs are persistent, for whatever reason. He writes, “No one knows whether Hispanics will ever reach IQ parity with whites, but the prediction that new Hispanic immigrants will have low-IQ children and grandchildren is difficult to argue against.”

Bingo.

Richwine is unquestionably correct. We are largely importing masses of low IQ people who cannot support themselves if they can no longer pick tomatos or mow lawns (or just decide they don’t want to anymore), and then will either commit crime or go on welfare or both.

Instead of millions more like that, how about a small number of brilliant scientists, inventors, etc.?

But, the Dhimms might not get the votes of the latter, while they are assured of getting the votes of the former.

Rubio, you are either an idiot or a sell-out.


30 posted on 05/08/2013 1:23:45 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: reaganaut1

Yeah we let that low IQ Cuban, Rubio in and look what happened, he became a traitor!


31 posted on 05/08/2013 1:28:37 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Jason Richwine has committed the crime of heresy.

It is an article of faith among the Left that there is no statistically significant difference in intelligence or other mental quality between the races, and that intelligence has NO relation to genetics.

To argue otherwise is, BY DEFINITION, racist. And therefore false.

33 posted on 05/08/2013 2:35:54 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

You got it.

The weirdest part about their obsession in this regard is its implications.

We must not recognize that people with very dark skin have, on average, lower intelligence, because then we as a society will treat all people with dark skin as second class citizens. The only solution to this is to deny the remarkably obvious fact that, on average, they do.

The implication is that people of lower intelligence SHOULD be treated as second-class citizens, regardless of skin color.

I would personally prefer to develop an ideology by which a person’s intelligence has nothing at all to do with his human rights. Intelligence is wonderful, but vastly over-rated. As anyone who has ever attended a Mensa meeting can attest, the upper 2% of IQ includes a remarkably high percentage of dweebs, losers and whiners.


34 posted on 05/08/2013 3:27:48 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Lower IQ people tend to produce less and end up in Congress.


35 posted on 05/08/2013 3:35:33 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: mbarker12474
What rational country would allow in even legal immigrants who did not have job skills and economic potential?

No rational country would. We will.

36 posted on 05/08/2013 4:53:14 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Don't try to explain yourself to liberals; you're not the jackass-whisperer.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Wouldn’t that be IQ-profiling?!? ;’)

This is a ^^^^^^^^ idea, imho — just build the border barrier, and keep sending ammo to the druglords south of it, while doing a massive roundup of illegals north of it.

Muzzies? Islam isn’t a religion, it’s a hate group, the Koran etc is hate speech, and both can be banned under existing Demwit law. And it must be.


37 posted on 05/08/2013 6:58:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: reaganaut1

The left objects when anyone tells the truth. Sometimes the truth is not what a person wants to hear, but that doesn’t make it untrue.

It’s pretty hard to fix a problem if you’re not willing to admit what the problem is. But the left would rather stick their fingers in their ears and continue the charade that there is no problem rather than acknowledge the truth and deal with it.

John 8:32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”


38 posted on 05/10/2013 3:09:32 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Mark Levin talks about corporatism vs. conservatism, this is an example of a distinction between the two. Corporatism is about the narrow interests of a few while conservatism is what is good for everyone. Cross the Club for Growth and the Americans for Tax Reform off your good guys list; don’t give them any money. I believe that Americans for Tax Reform is the Grover Norquist group—evil in a business suit.


39 posted on 05/11/2013 12:51:20 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

It is funny how the interests of cheap labor corporatists and anti-business leftists overlap on the issue of immigration and cheap labor. They both need poverty and cheap labor; the cheap labor corporatists need a large number of poor people to keep their wages down and the Democrat leftists also need the cheap labor to provide them with voters. These two sides may be opposites but they both profit from other people’s misery.


40 posted on 05/11/2013 12:55:37 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

Sir, I can claerly see that you fully understand America’s problem with unconrolled immigration. You get that it’s both Democrat and Republican politicians alike who refuse to properly address Americans’ desires regrading immigration. Too many Conservatives try to place all the blame on Democrats for an increasingly alien nation, but Republicans who refuse to limit immigration out of fear of alientaing corporate interests who like the cheap labor and larger consumer pool are also to blame.


41 posted on 05/11/2013 1:30:30 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Well, I’m a ma’am rather than a sir, but be that as it may, illegal immigration opened my eyes as to what is wrong with this country. I came from a family and ethnic group of Democrats, living in Massachusetts in a sea of Democrats, so I began voting Democrat. But I noticed that the Democrats didn’t just lie, they told whoppers and in the 1970s they began becoming a radical party going toward abortion and the gay agenda. So, I drifted away from the party and began to become attracted to the Republican Party. I liked Ronald Reagan and I believed that if only we could get a Republican president, senate and house we would have the political version of the second coming.

I hung on during the Bush I years, then I grit my teeth and bore the Bill Clinton years as well as I could. Then we got George W. and we won the trifecta—”conservative” Republican president, “conservative” house and “conservative” senate. Hallelujah, the Day of the Lord had come, but wait a minute, something strange began to happen. The Republican president had some kind of love affair with illegal aliens, he praised them to the heavens and demeaned honest men and women who went to the border to protect their country. What was that all about?

I already knew something about the illegal alien problem, I had heard Pat Buchanan warning about the “reconquista”. I knew that because I listened to talk radio. Then sometime in the nineties one of the tv networks did a story about Douglas, Arizona and San Diego. It made a deep impression on me because my country was being invaded and even though I lived far from the border it was all the same country. I also felt a strong sympathy for our fellow citizens who were suffering because of this onslaught of illegal aliens.

When I got my first computer, I really began delving into the problem of illegal immigration. All you had to do was type in “illegal immigration” and thousands of pages would appear before your eyes. So I kept reading and reading and the more I read the more I learned that this country is not a free country anymore. It is controlled by people who pull the strings. Illegal immigration is the result of many of the top people in the United States—the so-called *respectable people*. The Democrats want millions of votes, the Chamber of Commerce wants cheap labor and some of the Republicans are in the pockets of the Chamber of Commerce.

The party system that we have had for over 150 years is the cause of this because it is a national network of special interests. It is our version of the Politburo, a deeply entrenched gang of racketeers. It isn’t about one or two corrupt individuals, it is about a corrupt system that hides behind politicians’ smiles and careful poses in front of American flags. Many of these people are nothing but hypocrits as we are finding out. The Democrats have always behaved like common thieves but the Republicans, even though they present a more staid appearance are also in it for the money.

American politics today is all about deception, I can’t say this enough. You have to take a close look at the candidates before you jump to the conclusion that they are the good guys, but I believe that the illegal immigration question is what separates the wheat from the chaff. Anyone who doesn’t understand what is at stake does not belong in office.


42 posted on 05/12/2013 8:05:05 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

Thank you for your excellent response.

It sounds like we’ve travelled down a similar path. I too was raised a Massachusetts Democrat. As you’re aware, it’s nearly impossible to escape that early fate in Massachusetts. As I got older I began to see the obvious flaws and lies in the Democrat agenda. I gravitated away from the party that was deceiving me and destroying my nation, and toward the only other option I knew — the Republican Party.

Soon I saw that the Republicans were also often deceitful and at times traitorous. Now I support select politicians, but neither political party on the whole. Sadly, neither party will allow actual debate on the issues most likley to alter our nation.


43 posted on 05/13/2013 7:44:17 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Voting is like walking through a cow pasture on a moonless night. You have to be very cautious of where you step.

By the way, what do you think of Gabriel Garcia?


44 posted on 05/13/2013 7:41:21 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Voting is like walking through a cow pasture on a moonless night. You have to be very cautious of where you step.

By the way, what do you think of Gabriel Garcia?


45 posted on 05/13/2013 7:41:22 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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