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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Give Us Your Healthy. . . And We'll Mess That Up

I have been unfair to Republicans.  Here I thought their knee-jerk resistance to immigration reform was based on nativist prejudices or a desire to pander to their basest base.  Turns out, they were simply concerned for the well-being of immigrants.  A front-page article in today's Times reports on the health risks faced by immigrants, who have inordinately high rates of heart disease, diabetes, and--I don't know, let's say rickets--especially when compared to their foreign-born relatives.  I guess when people move to this country, the sudden availability of high-calorie, high-fat foods is too much to resist; or maybe immigrants just want to blend in with the girthy native population.  Either way, it turns out those conservatives really are being compassionate.

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