Summary of It’s Time to Restate the Business Case for Migration

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Well-directed migration can benefit the US economy over the long term.


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President Donald Trump’s March 2017 revised executive order on immigration differs little from his first in January 2017. Both attempt to temporarily halt migrants’ and refugees’ entrance into the United States from several Muslim-majority countries, and both seek to steeply cut the number of refugees admitted into the country. But according to advocates Khalid Koser and Ratna Omidvar, though the safety of Americans is the directive’s primary stated goal, it could harm the nation’s economy. They make a strong case for well-managed migration. While always politically neutral, getAbstract recommends this brief note to business executives for its relevant and cogent arguments.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What risks the Trump administration’s anti-immigration policies pose to the United States’ long-term economic welfare and
  • What economic benefits migrants contribute globally.


Proclaiming his intention to “put America first,” President Donald Trump in 2017 signed a directive that places a short-term stop on all US immigration from several Muslim-majority nations. The order also substantially reduces the cap on the number of individuals allowed to enter the country under the...
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About the Author

Khalid Koser is the executive director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund. Ratna Omidvar is Canada’s senator from Ontario.

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