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Immigrants can help with the U.S. ‘baby bust’

Posted on AllSides July 2nd, 2021
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The June 26 editorial “A quickening U.S. baby bust” highlighted the daunting economic challenges posed by the nation’s plummeting birthrates. Indeed, lagging births and stagnant immigration growth will ultimately result in fewer workers and weaken the safety net that supports an increasingly aging population of elderly Americans. Before the coronavirus pandemic, immigrant workers were adding approximately $2 trillion annually to the U.S. economy, comparable to President Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan and with considerably greater economic impact than President Donald Trump’s tax cuts. Importantly, without substantial immigration growth, the nation’s post-pandemic workforce will not...

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