US Immigration: Who, and How Many?

The Week Ahead

August 8, 2017

Say this about Donald Trump — he’s not afraid to wade into the most controversial areas of public policy. This week, it was immigration, with the White House offering an endorsement of a major rethink of US policy proposed by two Republican Senators, Tom Cotton and David Perdue. While it has little chance of passing as it stands, it could shift the debate stateside from what to do about undocumented immigrants already in the country to who, and how many, legal immigrants are allowed. How that plays out will have important implications for long term growth.

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