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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 12): Raise Wages, Expel the Wives

Note: here is Part 11. Digression Immigration is not, however the strongest source of wage restriction. It is often forgotten that the massive and long growing contribution of women to the labor force is likely an even more important source … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 10): Immigration and demographics

Note: Here is Part 9. Immigrants have higher fertility than the native American population, and the latter does not reach its replacement rate of around 2.2. It may be as low as 1.80 now. (See “Fertility Rate,” in Max Roser, Our … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 9): Why Care About Immigration? An Incomplete Classification of Immigration’s Effects on the Society of Destination

Note: here is Part 8. In the US, national discussions about immigration legislation seem to revolve around four issues of unequal importance. These conceptually different topics are often mixed in common discourse and even in political discourse. Sometimes, several even … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 8): Legal Immigration in Quantitative Historical and Cross-National Perspective

Note: here is Part 7 The total number of people who became legal immigrants to the US in 2016 amounts to fewer than five per one thousand American residents (US citizens and legal immigrants already inside the country). To assess the rough … Continue reading

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My New Little Book

You can buy my new book from me directly because I have not yet figured out how to put it up on Amazon, like its predecessors. (Others did it for me in the past.) It’s entitled: “Indecent Stories for Decent … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 7): The H-1B Visas Confusion and Controversy

[Note: Here is Appendix 1, which follows the first six parts in the series] This is the right place for a painful digression. It’s painful because it’s about a program related to immigration that is both confusing and calculated, as … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Appendix 1): Cultural Arguments in Defense of the Diversity Lottery

[Note: Here is Part 6.] The existence of the visa lottery may seem to proceed from a naive sense of fairness toward people with respect to whom the US has no obligations. I think that’s not all in spite of the … Continue reading

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