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Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson: Senator Tom Cotton

Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas discussed the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act, an immigration-reformation bill he is cosponsoring. He notes that American workers have been getting a raw deal since the immigration laws were changed in 1965. The American workers’ wages have not gone up but income inequality has. Senator Cotton thinks this is largely due to flooding the labor market with millions of low-skilled, low-wage workers. In rethinking our immigration policies we need to look at whether our laws are serving the American people. Read more here.

Peter Robinson — Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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