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Nativists Fail to Grasp Economics of Immigration Reform

Nativists Fail to Grasp Economics of Immigration Reform

This week, the New York Times gave voice to the nativist argument that legalizing unauthorized immigrants would drain the federal budget because newly legalized immigrants will start using public benefits. However, this flawed fiscal accounting overlooks the myriad ways in which immigrants, just like the native-born, contribute to the U.S. economy over the course of [...]

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Dishonest Data on Immigration Cripples Honest Debate and Sensible Lawmaking

Dishonest Data on Immigration Cripples Honest Debate and Sensible Lawmaking

For years, data produced by restrictionist, anti-immigrant advocacy groups have permeated politics and policy. Today is no different. What’s alarming, however, is the ease with which politicians and lawmakers are using this dishonest data to support their restrictive positions on immigration.

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