Bad Solution to a Non-Problem

In a recent opinion piece for the Seattle Times, Jacob Vigdor blasts Trump’s “big, beautiful wall” as a bad solution to an immigration problem that no longer exists. Supporting this piece are various demographic data on undocumented immigration from Mexico, immigration “pushes” that have declined in strength following the First and Second Demographic transitions, and cross-national comparisons with Japan which demonstrate the necessity of sustained immigration in post-industrial economies.


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