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Increasing Legal Immigration In US Makes Economic Sense

FOX Business Network

February 14, 2019

FOX Business Network- It was no surprise that President Trump reiterated his demand that Congress pass funding for a wall on the Mexican border during his State of the Union address. The surprise was his off-script comment that he’d like to see increased legal migration to the United States. Increased legal migration in exchange for a border wall makes both political and economic sense.

Benjamin Powell is a senior fellow at the Independent Institute, Oakland, Calif., director of the Free Market Institute and professor of economics at Texas Tech University, and editor of The Economics of Immigration: Market-Based Approaches, Social Science, and Public Policy.

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