With a low birth rate, immigration is a sure way to get the economy growing in the decades ahead
by Rex Nutting
Donald Trump’s supporters have it all wrong about immigration: Immigrants make America’s economy stronger, not weaker. And we are going to need a lot more immigrants in coming decades if we want our economy to grow at a faster pace.
America’s economy badly needs the immigrants that Trump’s supporters want to exclude.
Trump himself distinguishes between legal immigration, which he supports (he should: he married two of them!), and illegal immigration, which he says is “killing us.” Trump has called for the forcible removal of 11 million undocumented immigrants, including 8 million workers.
But many of Trump’s supporters don’t accept the distinction between legal and illegal immigrants: They don’t like either kind.