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Trump’s Immigration Rhetoric, Policies Negatively Impacting US Economy (The Globe Post)

November 19, 2018

By Ivy Kaplan

From the article:

Experts believe anti-immigration rhetoric coming from the White House is now negatively impacting the economy as both high-skilled and low-skilled migrants are being discouraged from coming to the US.

Since President Donald Trump took office in 2016, political rhetoric coming from the White House has painted migrants as threats to the U.S. economy, claiming that they steal jobs, lower wages and act as an overall economic net drain on domestic resources.

While many of these claims remain baseless, experts believe they are now negatively impacting the economy as both high-skilled and low-skilled migrants are being discouraged from coming to the U.S.

“[That immigrants cost U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars] is a talking point that is provided to the president by people who don’t have any information on the subject,” Michael Clemens, co-director of migration, displacement, and humanitarian policy at the Center for Global Development said on November 2. “We get nowhere, and we certainly don’t get any useful innovation from starting with talking points based on disinformation.”   

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