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About the only useful contribution I can make to the immigration question, at this point is to lament one thing about the current proceedings. While this is all great political controversy and surely educational for those folks who worry about precedent and the limits of constitutional authority and what the original intent was and what […]

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This paper hit my inbox this morning. It asks what impact immigration has on the ability of natives to complete high school in the United States between 1940 and 2010. Two possible channels are examined. First, the conventional view is that immigrants who go to high school take resources that would otherwise be dedicated to […]

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No, I am not reporting on the fact that net Mexican immigration to the United States is now zero. I am among the minority who find this unfortunate, though happy that the economy in Mexico is vibrant enough to attract folks back home or keep them from leaving. I’d like to point out another under-reported […]

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One of my excellent students sent me a link to this Stossel video last week and he asked my thoughts on what Jeff Miron had to say at about the 3:54 mark. It’s only about 30 seconds long after that, so do check it out. What I’d like to point out here are two things: […]

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I heard a new point made the other day from someone who was arguing with someone else about whether immigrants should be allowed in America. I first heard the argument that immigrants pay less in taxes than they use in social programs and therefore are a net drain on the US. I won’t address that […]

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Rotten, Just Stinking Rotten

Alex T. has been on fire lately, but I really have to repost this entire thing. I will reserve additional comment. The fruits of immigration by Alex Tabarrok on July 12, 2011 at 7:31 am in Current Affairs, Economics | Permalink A tough new law cracking down on illegal immigrants and those who hire or “harbor” them has created a […]

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The Evils of Immigration

The evils of immigration: if they are to be called evils, are not temporary. The direct descendants of the people who fought for and founded the Republic, and gave us a rich heritage of democratic institutions, are being displaced by … Not Asian people. Not Latin American people. But … Slavic, Balkan and Mediterranean peoples. […]

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That was up near Massena, NY.

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Professor Borjas, not exactly a fan of immigration, has often found in his research that there are negligible adverse wage impacts of new immigrants on native Americans. This is not a surprising result. Of course, in a new paper, he claims that those previous findings were due to measurement error.  It could be. We can’t […]

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I’ve not wanted to weigh in on the new Arizona immigration law. But the law got me thinking in general about labor market discrimination. Some low-wage Americans bring suit against their employer on the grounds that discrimination by the employer is keeping their wages below what they otherwise “should” be. Two points – one unrelated […]

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