Giovanni Peri comments on how Trump changed the face of legal immigration featured in The Washington Post

As the national immigration debate swirls around the effort to discourage illegal immigration by separating families at the border, the Trump administration is making inroads into another longtime priority: reducing legal immigration. With certain industries facing worker shortages, some economists argue that new limits on immigration could have unintended consequences for the nation’s economy.

Giovanni comments "In general, the consensus of economists is that immigration on average has a strong positive effect on the American economy and the big picture really is that this cut in the number of all immigrants — high- and low-skill — is going to have an impact by slowing the economy.”

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