Don Barnett

Don Barnett is a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C.

Latest by Don Barnett in Chronicles

  • December 2005

    More for the Money

    The President's 2006 budget, called "austere" by some in the mainstream media, provides for an increase in spending for refugee resettlement by $154 million, allowing for the arrival of about 20,000 more refugees in 2006.

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  • August 2005

    Faith-Based Immigration

    Attempting to make dinner conversation at a May 2004 refugee contractors’ conference, I speculated about the chances of Serbs, now hounded and persecuted in Kosovo, coming to America on the U.S. refugee program.

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  • April 1997

    What Welfare Reform?

    President Clinton has vowed to correct portions of welfare reform that are "carried out on the backs of immigrants." About half of the projected savings from the reform comes from limiting immigrant access to welfare.

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  • March 1996

    Welfareniks of the World Unite

    Yuri Petrov (not his real name) immigrated to America from the Soviet Union ten years ago. Now Yuri wants his mother to move to America, but there is one problem. His mother doesn't want to leave her life and the rest of her family behind in Russia.

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  • February 1992

    Free Pass to Disneyland

    The economy Soviet émigrés leave behind is property called irrational. Consider the economy they enter in the United States as described in an article that recently appeared in the Soviet paper the Independent.

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