Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Paul Krugman On The Dreamers

Click here for Paul Krugman's take on Trump's decision to pass the DACA hot potato to Congress. He refutes the efforts of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III to frame it as an economic issue -- Dreamers are stealing American jobs -- and argues just the opposite, that educated, hard-working young people, who will be paying significant taxes for decades to come, are an asset to the U.S. economy. (Just a reminder that Krugman is a Nobel-winning economist, so he knows what he's talking about.) He maintains that they fit the profile of educated young immigrants the country is seeking to attract.

Oh, and when he was a senator, Sessions did everything he possibly could to block any kind of immigration reform. The man's a racist, pure and simple, like his buddies Trump and Arpaio.

Krugman finishes:
So this is a double blow to the U.S. economy; it will make everyone worse off. There is no upside whatever to this cruelty, unless you just want to have fewer people with brown skin and Hispanic surnames around. Which is, of course, what this is really all about.


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