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The Politics of Immigration

“The ultimate reason that there is not massively more mobility of labor across national borders … is that the citizens of rich countries do not want it.”

Lant Pritchett

Let Their People Come 2006


The main fact driving the political debate is that seventy percent of Americans think that the current rate of immigration is too high.

For a short history of the politics of immigration to the United States click here

What to do about the undocumented?  click here