On the Record: Immigrant Legalization Offers Range of Economic Gains, Some Fiscal Costs
2 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2015
Date Written: 2015
Pia Orrenius is a vice president and senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. She has written extensively on the economic effects of immigration and coauthored the book Beside the Golden Door: U.S. Immigration Reform in a New Era of Globalization. She discusses the Obama administrationâ€™s recently announced plans to legalize the status of several million unauthorized immigrants.
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