As the Federalists learned, opposing immigration is suicide.
"Tea Partyers often style themselves as disciples of Thomas Jefferson, the high apostle of limited government. But by taking the ramparts against immigration, the movement is following a trajectory that looks less like the glorious arc of Jefferson’s Republican Party than the suicidal path of Jefferson’s great rivals, the long-forgotten Federalists, who also refused to accept the inexorable changes of American demography." – James Traub, a columnist at foreignpolicy.com and NY Times OpEd contributor
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