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Senior Fellow Gary Becker on Senate Immigration Reform Bill

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Gary Becker weighs in on the Senate immigration bill:

Gary Becker

"The Senate immigration bill before the House of Representatives is the most thorough overhaul of the approach to illegal immigrants in a long time. That is a major step mainly in the right direction. The bill also expands the number of skilled immigrants who can enter if they have enough 'points' in a new merit-based system for admitting 250,000 immigrants annually. Although the bill on the whole should be applauded, it misses the opportunity to truly ease the entry of legal immigrants." 


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