Patrick J. Buchanan’s "Halting immigration would be an instant stimulus package" (Dec. 9) blithely ignores economic reality when he states that a moratorium on immigration would stimulate the economy.
As of 2008, one-third of all companies founded in Silicon Valley had Indians or Chinese immigrants as co-founders. Overall, 52.4 percent of all Silicon Valley firms started by 2005 had one or more immigrants as a key founder, compared with a California average of 38.8 percent.
Mr. Buchanan does not employ economic reasoning or facts to support his contention that limiting immigration will give Americans jobs.
Immigrants create businesses and products that employ many millions of Americans.
How Buchanan and the anti-immigrant crowd can continue to be taken seriously after making ignorant statements like his is a mystery.