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on November 1, 2017 in World News

Harvard Economist: Family Chain Migration into U.S. ‘Really Hard to Justify as Rational Immigration Policy’

by John Binder The current United States legal immigration system whereby extended family members and relatives of naturalized U.S. citizens are able to readily enter the country is “really hard to justify as a rational immigration policy,” a Harvard University economist says. In an interview with Talking Points Memo, economist George Borjas explained that the current legal immigration system — whereby the U.S. admits more than 1.5 million legal immigrants a year, mostly through family chain migration — could be easily done away with under Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Sen. David Perdue’s (R-GA) legal immigration-cutting RAISE Act legislation. Borjas… View Article

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