Ill-conceived Immigration

immigrationPresident Obama’s December Executive Order granting temporary immigration relief will boost GDP by 0.5% over the next decade, while the 2013 Senate-passed immigration bill would have boosted GDP by over 3%. Obama’s Order helps primarily undocumented immigrants, most with very limited skills, and their plight won’t much improve. Conversely, the Senate bill aimed to increase immigration especially for those with advanced degrees and with skills in short supply.

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