by Pascal Robert and Yvette Carnell
Jason Richwine was hired to write a study for the Heritage Foundation which concluded that immigration reform would cost the U.S. $6.3 trillion dollars. But detractors aren’t nearly as concerned with that study as they are with the one that calls into question the IQ of immigrants: “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.”
Richwine wrote in his Harvard thesis that immigrants would never assimilate because of their brain defects:
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.
Even if you were to take this sort of race essentialism seriously, you’d also be forced to consider the other side of the coin, such as the British study which showed that blacks and immigrants performed better than poor whites:
Poor white children are already behind their black classmates by the age of seven – and the gap grows rapidly after the age of 11, the Financial Times study found.