While National Review has removed a number of far-right contributors such as John Derbyshire and Peter Brimelow, it continues to publish a regular column from the Center for Immigration Studies’ (CIS) Mark Krikorian and regularly publishes the work of prominent figures in the anti-immigrant movement.
National Review has misleadingly developed a reputation as the home base for reasonable conservative thought, largely due to the publication’s founder, the late William F. Buckley’s opposition to conspiracy-spouting groups like the John Birch Society. However, the outlet has regularly published Center for Immigration Studies Executive Director Mark Krikorian for nearly fifteen years. Krikorian’s missives for the magazine and its online companion are rife with incendiary and bigoted sentiment. Among other things, Krikorian has derided the “weakness and backwardness” of Mexicans, claimed after the devastating earthquake in Haiti that the country is, “so screwed up because it wasn’t colonized long enough,” and accused pro-immigrant faith leaders of “prostituting scripture.”