What Illegal Immigration (Even When “Legalized”) Costs the Mexicans

January 10, 2015 With Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson who is a fourth generation California rancher has long been concerned about the poor prospects that face the flood of Mexican illegal immigrants even if–or when–they attain legal status. In his book “Mexifornia,” which we discussed with him way back in 2003, he makes some worried predictions about the poor life prospects for over-indulged but under-educated young Mexicans who, even then , were crossing the border in vast numbers. Those predictions are apparently coming true some twelve years after he voiced them in this conversation.