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Migration, Aeromexico style

Immigration Mexico

Flying yesterday from JFK to Mexico City on Aeromexico’s afternoon flight, I sat next to a Mexican man in his late twenties. We started talking when he asked me to...

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Uncertain Causes and Effects of Declining Remittances

Immigration Mexico

A recent report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) concludes that Mexican migrants are sending back less money or remittances to their home country than in the past. A survey...

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The Fundamental Flaws of Immigration Reform

Immigration

With Congress on vacation, immigration reform is on hold. Coming back from their break next week, all sides will be ready to fight, armed with new arguments. In my op-ed...

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Demography enters the immigration debate

Immigration

The importance of demography for U.S. immigration is finally getting its due. Recent Congressional testimony by Dowell Myers highlights the effects of baby boomer retirement on the U.S. labor market,...

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Immigration number games

Immigration

Following up on my op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, I talked with Lou Dobbs last night (see transcript) about the issues of demographic change and immigration in the United...

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High Tide for Mexican Immigration

Immigration Mexico

I wrote an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times yesterday that has received a fairly strong response (you can find it here). Many responders – understandably – concentrate on the...

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