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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 20): Bad and Worse Immigrants, and Fallacies

Note: Here is Part 19. A study by the Center for Immigration Studies indicates wide variations in immigrant families’ propensities to receive welfare, according to their country of origin. Unfortunately, the study was published in 2011. Based on the Center’s appearances on television, … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 15): The Indisputable, Obvious, Innate Superiority of Immigrants

Note: Here is Part 14 The costs immigrants impose on the host society are easier to assess than the benefits they bring it. The confusion of much American public opinion on the left also paradoxically interferes with this assessment. It … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 13): Penalties for Employing Illegal Immigrants, a Test Case About Vigilance

Note: Here is Part 12 Interestingly, many must silently acquiesce to the silent pay raise that immigration (along with American women in the labor force) provides because legal punishment of the many large and therefore visible employers of illegal immigrants … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 11): Immigration and the Economy in General

Note: here is Part 10. Economists have pretty much reached a consensus that, on the whole, immigration into the US serves economic growth. The US Chamber of Commerce summarizes the research tersely: “Curbing immigration by 45%… and reducing the number … 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 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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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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