Open Letter on Immigration Released

Michael Giberson

The Independent Institute has released it’s Open Letter on Immigration. The press release explains:

As the House and Senate struggle toward compromise on an immigration bill, tensions and rhetoric are rising. The signers of the Open Letter on Immigration believe that this emotional debate taking place in Washington, D.C. and around the country could be elevated by a modest and non-partisan reminder of the value of immigration, and plea for a clear-eyed consideration of the principles at stake and the historic American goals that will be affected in any outcome.

Hmmm, the press release says that “rhetoric [is] rising” like it is a bad thing. Maybe they should check that usage with Deirdre McCloskey, an expert on rhetoric in economics and one of the 500+ signers of the Open Letter.