1,470 economists tell Trump they back immigrants

Washington • Almost 1,500 economists have addressed a letter to President Donald Trump and top congressional leaders stressing the importance of immigrants for economic growth. The letter sent Wednesday notes that immigrants start businesses, are clustered in math, science and engineering and can offset any economic drag from baby boomer retirements. It notes that “the benefits that immigration brings to society far outweigh their costs, and smart immigration policy could better maximize the ben...

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