Archives for August 2017

GOP Officially Comes Out as the Anti-Immigration Party

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It was the worst kept secret in Washington, but President Trump has finally made the Republican Party own up to its belief that immigration - not just illegal immigration - is bad. And they’re dead wrong.

Along with two other white men from non-border states, Senators Cotton (R-AR) and Perdue (R-GA), Trump is introducing a bill to cut immigration in half over the next 10 years and restrict it to a “skills-based” system. An aide to Cotton said the bill aims to “make America more competitive, raise wages for American workers, and create jobs.”

Unfortunately, further limiting immigration will have the opposite effect. Scholarly studies on this topic are clear - immigration raises wages and creates jobs.


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