The Corner

Common Sense from Samuelson

Bob Samuelson is soft on amnesty, but he gets the core of the economic problem with immigration overall:

Finally, let’s discuss poverty. Everyone’s against it, but hardly anyone admits that most of the increase in the past 15 years reflects immigration — new immigrants or children of recent immigrants. Unless we stop poor people from coming across our Southern border, legally and illegally, we won’t reduce poverty. Period.

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