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Undocumented Economists: Why it matters

There is a deep, dark, musty secret kept by the “researchers” who assure restrictionists that immigrants take citizens’ jobs, drive down wages, drive up our national debt, trash the economy, export our currency, bankrupt hospitals , give us measles, conceal terrorists, and rape our daughters: these “researchers” are not authorities on these subjects; they have […]

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Dr. Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Two Documented Economists out of 39 Senate witnesses

Of the 39 “expert witnesses” testifying about S744, “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act”, sprinkled across six hearings that year, only two were documented economists: Grover Norquist, and Douglas Holtz-Eakin. I explain the significance of this in several other articles; this article contains only a list of the 39 and their university credentials. […]

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We can’t get immigration right if we get its economic impact wrong

By Dave Leach – From my emails to Senator Grassley’s staff: Economists – that is, people who majored in economics in college – have a very narrow range of disagreement about the benefits of as much more legal immigration (of people who just want to work hard – who pass criminal background checks) as we […]

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My Questions for Senators

Can I persuade you to help me contact the Senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and its staff, to urge them to select more economists than Undocumented Economists to testify at their future hearings about immigration? Please let me explain in the next paragraph why this will heal the immigration debate in America.  (202-224-5225 for […]

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2015 first Senate immigration hearing highlights

The Senate Judiciary Committee held its first immigration hearing March 17. Here are some highlights of the conversation, from the perspective of claims made about the economic impact of H1B visas, [visas for highly skilled workers], by “expert” witnesses with no expertise in economics. By Dave Leach. This article is part of a series: Parade […]

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Parade of the Undocumented Economists

By Dave Leach – Might the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee discussion March 17 of the economic impact of H1B workers [high skilled immigrants] been any less confusing, or enjoyed any more resolution, had the Senate allowed an economist to testify? By Dave Leach. This article has generated other supporting articles: Parade of the Undocumented Economists <> […]

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Scary Education Stats we would rather blame immigrants than fix

Immigration restrictionists talk about job competition with high school dropouts because economists have shown that jobs for all other population groups either benefit from immigration or are unaffected. By Dave Leach. This article is part of a series: Parade of the Undocumented Economists <> The Senate’s 7 Undocumented Economists <> 2015 First Senate immigration hearing […]

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The Senate’s 7 Undocumented Economists

Might the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee discussion March 17 of the economic impact of H1B workers [high skilled immigrants] been any less confusing, or enjoyed any more resolution, had the Senate allowed an economist to testify? By Dave Leach. This article is part of a series: Parade of the Undocumented Economists <> The Senate’s 7 Undocumented […]

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Mad Malkin

Michelle Malkin watched Tuesday’s Senate Immigration Subcommittee hearing, apparently. The experience didn’t make her any sweeter. Or at least I couldn’t tell it from her writing. By Dave Leach. This article has generated other supporting articles: Parade of the Undocumented Economists <> The Senate’s 7 Undocumented Economists <> 2015 First Senate immigration hearing highlights <> […]

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