Immigration

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Numbers Show Why US Needs More Immigration, Not Less

Directly rebutting President Donald Trump's claim that the United States must fend off waves of illegal immigrants flooding its southern border, economists on both sides of the political spectrum say that our country needs more immigrants. "The reality is t...
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Friedman: High Wall With Big Gate for Immigration

The immigration debate we're having in the United States doesn't begin to acknowledge global realities, writes New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman in his Nov. 27 piece. "There are now more climate re...
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A Primer on the Economic Benefits of Immigration

President Trump ascended to the American presidency on campaign promises that focused on stopping illegal immigration. Like his two immediate predecessors, Barack Obama and George W. Bush, he adopted hard-line immigration policies. It just so happens that T...
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America’s Real Problem? Not Enough Immigrants.

Bret Stephens, an opinion columnist for The New York Times, writes that America's real immigration problem "is that we don’t have enough immigrants." That, of course, is contrary to what President Donald Trump and other nativists in the Republican Party say...

Zakaria: Is Immigration a Trap for Democrats?

President Trump's reversal of his administration's policy of separating immigrant families apprehended crossing the U.S. border may feel like a win for Democrats, but they should temper their celebration, says ...
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Immigration Raids Can Rip Apart Communities

U.S. immigration agents raided an Ohio gardening company on June 5, arresting 114 suspected undocumented workers. This followed other large workplace raids, including a raid on a rural Tennessee meat-processing plant in April. The raids suggest the U.S. Dep...