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September 27, 2019 at 2:07 pm

Boyd in The Hill: U.S.-Mexico Border Situation Is Opportunity, Not Crisis

Roy Boyd, portrait

Dr. Roy Boyd

Dr. Roy Boyd, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, co-authored a column in The Hill headlined “The US-Mexico border situation is an opportunity, not a ‘crisis.’

Heated references to a “crisis” at the U.S. southern border and calls for massive deportations of undocumented Mexican immigrants aren’t new. Driven by demographic and economic factors, immigrants have gone between both countries for more than 100 years. Since these movements largely have occurred in reaction to basic supply-and-demand forces, they’ve generally served to benefit both countries.

Fears of job losses among native citizens of the U.S. have led to harsh rhetoric and triggered significant extradition of Mexican nationals. Aside from how immigrants currently are being treated, the present situation at the border isn’t a “crisis” and doesn’t warrant mass expulsion of foreign workers; rather, it is an opportunity for both countries to enact positive immigration reforms….

Read more at The Hill.


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