GOP Immigration Cuts Threaten Economy / by Timothy Bakken


As the Senate begins debating possible immigration legislation this week, don’t forget that immigration made America what it is today and continues to benefit our country. The benefits are broad, not only to the economy, but also to our vibrant and diverse culture and our historically prominent position as a place of refuge for those being persecuted in their own countries. This article summarizes the threats to our economy if Congress and the president succeed in cutting in legal immigration – one of the likely results will be a diminution in America’s strong economy relative to other regions.

Timothy R. Bakken