(OPINION) The Irony of Immigration

On balance, immigrants are job makers, not job takers. Their energy and entrepreneurship fuel America’s economic engines. And their taxes subsidize the social services enjoyed by aging white Trump voters.That’s why the business community reacted so furiously to Trump’s new rules. Here’s Thomas J. Donohue, chief executive of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: “Putting up a ‘not welcome’ sign for engineers, executives, IT experts, doctors, nurses and other workers won’t help our country; it will hold us back. Restrictive changes in our nation’s immigration system will push investment and economic activity abroad, slow growth and reduce job creation.”

The Irony of Immigration
Steven Roberts, Ohio Times Reporters, June 26, 2020
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