Skip to comments.Heritage official resigns amid controversy
Posted on 05/10/2013 2:06:51 PM PDT by reaganaut1
A co-author of a disputed Heritage Foundation report on a new immigration bill has resigned amid controversy over claims he made about immigrants having low IQs. A spokesman for the conservative think tank confirmed Jason Richwine's resignation Friday without offering details.
Richwine was one of two authors of a report released Monday that said immigration legislation pending in the Senate would cost $6.3 trillion over 50 years as immigrants consumed federal benefits without making up for it in taxes. The report quickly came under attack as critics from the left and right said it didn't account for economic benefits from immigration.
Attention turned to Richwine when his 2009 Ph.D. dissertation from Harvard University came to light in which he asserted that: "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." He argued that the result is low socioeconomic assimilation and other problems and argued that allowing in immigrants with high IQs would help solve the problems.
Richwine's comments got attention from immigrant activist groups, on left-leaning blogs and elsewhere, and helped muddy Heritage's attempt to refocus the immigration debate on what it says are unsustainable costs from the new legislation.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
I have a mother in law from Mexico who is a resident and still doesn’t speak English after 32 years.
My wife is the ONLY one in her family making it and the best thing that happened to her was getting kicked out of her mom’s house when she was 17.
Currently a 14 year old little sister in law was accepted into a Los Angeles High School and she can’t tell you what 13-4 is. Low IQ? Comes from a lower class section of a country where the mom had only a second grade education and passed it on?
My wife is the exception. Her memory is a vault (especially if I do something wrong she wants to remember), but what we have coming in should be forced to make it or leave. NO SOCIAL PROGRAM ASSISTANCE.
I may be zinged for say this, but what a wimp. If you don’t stand up for your work, then good riddance!
I doubt Richwine’s “resignation” was voluntary.
Mmm, yes, but there are ways of telling it that can be twisted and used against you, and ways of telling it that cut off the knees of the enemy.
Amen and Mega Dittoes. The R party is filled with wimps and cowards.
Yeah, but you can't say it! ...it's hurtful & disrespectful.
The world we live in today.
He resigned because? My scenario....I think it was a case of resign or be fired. Who at Heritage accepted the “resignation” and/or who threatened to fire him?
DeMint kinda disappointed me. I believe he ‘coulda been a contender.’
For the 2012 race. He was asked. He floated up trial ballons. But in the end - he did not run.
He would have been tons better then Mitt, but....
Plenty of Chamber-of-Commerce types at Heritage. I think it’s miraculous they oppose open borders at all.
This is one example of why the Heritage Foundation gets nothing from me.
It sounds to me like this guy is assuming that all recent immigrants are dirt-poor Mexican peasants crawling into the USA to take advantage of government handouts. But if the new amnesty bill passes, they’ll be flooding in from all over the world (including China). A blanket statement like his is just stupid. IQ varies from individual to individual, not from culture to culture. Generations ago they said the same thing about Irish immigrants, and Italian immigrants, and East European Jewish immigrants, etc.
The Richwine thesis has not been disproved and has many elements of reality about it.
The high IQs in hell-hole countries scheme as to the best way to exploit the masses for their own good.
The lower IQs know they’re not making it and just want a better life.
His findings were part of his Harvard doctoral thesis. Harvard gave him the PhD so he had to have defended his claims successfully.
Naturally the left is going to ignore this little detail.
Doesn’t it make sense that we could be of more help to immigrants if we knew the truth about them and what they need?
Why is ignoring the obvious considered compassion in this country?
Please read Mr. Richwine’s excellent article at the above link.
The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer
Then email The Heritage Foundation to express your disappointment that they threw Mr. Richwine under the bus for telling the truth.
This is so wrong. He deserves kudos.
Mexico is sending us it's most undesirable citizens, criminal insurgents etc to invade the USA to colonize it. No wonder they are the lower IQ types, the others are either "connected" or waiting for the grunts to finish the hard work of La Raza'ing our country and doing all they can to bring down the economy, then the "elites" will be set up to use the ones already here to support them as the conquerors.
- How low will supporters of the Gang of Eight immigration bill go to get their way? This low: They've shamelessly branded an accomplished Ivy League-trained quantitative analyst a "racist" and will stop at nothing to destroy his career as they pave their legislative path to another massive illegal alien benefits bonanza. Jason Richwine works for the conservative Heritage Foundation. He's a Harvard University Ph.D. who co-authored a study that pegs the cost of the Ted Kennedy Memorial Open Borders Act 2.0 legislation at $6.3 trillion. Lead author Robert Rector is a senior research fellow at Heritage, a former United States...
It is amazing that this guy’s paper he did in years ago matters but Obama’s doesn’t
IQ by country
Richwine’s thesis was written well before he joined Heritage. If they thought it would be a liability, they should not have hired him in the first place.