Reihan Salam is executive editor of National Review and a National Review Institute policy fellow. He is a contributing editor at The Atlantic and National Affairs. With Ross Douthat, Salam is the co-author of Grand New Party: How Conservatives Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream (Doubleday, 2008).
BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT: Elites (both left and right) conspire to increase illegal immigration as a way of keeping wages low. Period.
Rejecting both militant multiculturalism and white identity politics, he argues that limiting total immigration and favoring skilled immigrants will combat rising inequality, balance diversity with assimilation, and foster a new nationalism that puts the interests of all Americans—native-born and foreign-born—first.