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Immigration Reform — Not Mass Deportation — Is the Only Viable Choice
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Immigration Reform — Not Mass Deportation — Is the Only Viable Choice

Authors Tom Jawetz and Philip E. Wolgin urge readers to see that when we welcome immigrants into our nation and invest in them, our entire country benefits.

In September, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) published one of the most thorough and definitive looks at the impacts of immigration on the United States. The report makes clear that immigrants are a major driver of economic growth in the United States. Not only do the economic contributions of immigrants expand the size of the economy, but they also bring down the costs of many goods and services; increase entrepreneurship; and ensure that — as the largest generation of Americans, the Baby Boomers, reach retirement age — we have enough workers to fuel America’s growth and prosperity into the future.

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 (Tom Jawetz)

Tom Jawetz

Senior Fellow

 (Phil Wolgin)

Philip E. Wolgin

Former Managing Director, Immigration Policy