FAIR Stein Report banner

Home Page

FAIR Staff Contributions

Today on ImmigrationReform.com: DHS Asleep at the Switch, and Biden Advisor Doubts STEM Shortage

Dan Stein Op-Ed: Obama's Imperial Amnesty Decree

Latest Research
The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Aliens on Washingtonians

FAIR Press Release
WA Taxpayers Foot $2.7 Billion Annual Bill for Illegal Immigration

7 Principles of Immigration Reform

Resources & Links
Doing Research?
Visit some of the best immigration information sources on the internet.

Contact Us

All e-mail is subject to print, including your name. If you don't want us to publish your e-mail, or if you would like to remain anonymous, just let us know.

Add Stein Report headlines to your website or blog
Click here for instructions.

A notice to our readers: Comments on the Stein Report will only be posted when they seek to advance constructive debate and discussion, whether or not the poster agrees with the initial posting. Thank you.


 

Check out FAIR on:

Stein Report center image
March 09, 2012
 
 

Gov. Rick Snyder's Survivorship Bias and Legal Immigration


"Imagine the Grand Rapids area without Meijer, or Midland if Dow Chemical never existed, Gov. Rick Snyder asks of people polarized by the immigration debate. 'We've Americanized these companies and forgotten they were created by immigrants who have given our communities so much,' Snyder said Thursday after speaking at the West Michigan Asian American Association's annual fundraiser at the Goei Center," Michigan Live reports. "Snyder's commentary, which he's taken to Congress asking for eased restrictions on green cards and talked about at policy conferences, is exactly what Eastern Floral CEO Bing Goei wants to hear and spread."

FAIR comment: Snyder's argument is based in survivorship bias. Survivorship bias is the belief that company success is due to something other than luck - and ignoring the many companies that failed with similar origins. see more here and here.

We are in the process of archiving old comments so that they may be displayed after October 1st. New comments are being directed to the daily Stein Report post on Immigrationreform.com. Thank you to all commenters on the site - there are over 30,000 comments from the last several years that are in the process of conversion so they can be displayed on the correct pages on SteinReport.com.

To leave a comment, follow this link to today's Stein Report headlines post on ImmigrationReform.com