America Needs More Open Immigration

A Customs and Border Control agent patrolling on the U.S. side of the border with Mexico, east of Nogales, Arizona, March 2, 2019 (AP photo by Charlie Riedel).
A Customs and Border Control agent patrolling on the U.S. side of the border with Mexico, east of Nogales, Arizona, March 2, 2019 (AP photo by Charlie Riedel).

For anyone looking out on the world from the new Biden White House, America’s challenges can only seem extraordinarily daunting. Even if it could be taken in isolation, the public health crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic would gravely test any administration. But, of course, the coronavirus challenge cannot be resolved in isolation. Beyond its immediate public health dimensions, the pandemic has created an enormous economic crisis for a United States whose status as a global leader has never looked so compromised in the postwar period. For Washington, the pandemic has also spawned a fiscal crisis, with the Treasury […]

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