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Friday, April 25, 2008
WSJ.com - Immigrant Scapegoats
As the U.S. economy softens, look for anti-immigrant sentiment to harden, at least in the short run.
The question is not whether the U.S. can survive without foreign labor. The question is whether the country would be better off economically by moving in a protectionist direction. Social conservatives fret that too many immigrants will have America slouching toward Guatemala. The bigger concern is that too few immigrants will have us slouching toward France.
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