Too Much Immigration Benefits Big Biz, Not U.S.

Michael Anton, Washington Post
As Capitol Hill Republicans attempt for — what, the eighth? ninth? — time in the past two decades to jam through an amnesty that their voters have explicitly, loudly and repeatedly said they do not want, it’s worth asking a question that is rarely raised: Does the United States — population 320 million and rising — need more people? If so, why?

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