The current debate about immigration policy in the US is heated, but much widespread belief about immigrants is fallacious. Economists Michael Greenstone and Adam Looney help frame the discussion within a more objective context. Their presentation belies many false assumptions. getAbstract considers their report a useful tool for sorting out the complex issues surrounding this contentious public dispute.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why the US immigration debate is so heated, and
- What benefits immigrants bring to the US.
About the Authors
Michael Greenstone is a professor of environmental economics at MIT. Adam Looney is a senior fellow in economic studies and policy director of the Hamilton Project.