Mickey Kaus Columnist
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Testable Proposition: Here’s a prediction for 2013–  A housing/construction revival plus renewed D.C. talk of “comprehensive” immigration amnesty will produce a new mini-surge of illegal immigration. The MSM will do its best to downplay this, lest it complicate the pro-comprehensive story line. … P.S.: Of course, if talk of amnesty attracts new illegals entrants (even though they would probably be too late to qualify) then the fact of an amnesty would presumably have the same effect, writ larger … Remember: First reactions from Pew disputing any new trends should not be trusted. They’ve been wrong before (initially denying the post-2007 outflow of undocumented immigrants before acknowledging the truth). …

Mickey Kaus