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America Needs More Immigration

Immigration has become a political football in the United States just as its economic benefits are becoming more apparent. Instead of getting caught up in unproductive debates about immigration’s adverse effects, public policy should focus on determining its optimal rate and expanding the US workforce by facilitating legal entry.

WASHINGTON, DC – With an unprecedented number of migrants and asylum seekers trying to enter the United States through its southern border, immigration is at the top of American voters’ minds ahead of November’s presidential election. Paradoxically, this debate has gained momentum just as the US economy outperforms other developed economies, partly owing to immigration-fueled population growth.