Veronique de Rugy: The Economic Case for Welcoming Low-Skilled Immigrants


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As comprehensive immigration reform rockets toward the top of Washington's to-do list, a surprising consensus has emerged around the idea that the United States can and should offer more visas to highly educated, highly skilled, and highly paid immigrants. But what about the relatively low-skilled, low-paid migrants who comprise the vast majority of the people who have actually washed up on American shores for the past 150 years? Veronique de Rugy makes the economic case for welcoming low-skilled immigrants.