Our Nation of Immigrants: The economics of immigration

Roofers work on new homes at a residential construction site in the west side of the Las Vegas Valley in Las Vegas, Nevada April 5, 2013. The once-beleaguered Las Vegas housing market has been on fire since investment firms began buying homes here some eight months ago. Picture taken April 5, 2013. To match Special Report VEGAS-HOUSING/   REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION)

This is the third episode of a special five-part series on the Brookings Cafeteria podcast—Our Nation of Immigrants—in which John Hudak, a senior fellow in Governance Studies, explores the facts and tackles the myths that underpin the current immigration policy debate. In this episode, Hudak and guests discuss the economics of immigration, including the important role immigrants play in both developing and sustaining the American economy.

Guests include: Hugh Anderson, government affairs chair, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce; Dany Bahar, senior fellow, the Brookings Institution; and Governor Gary Herbert (R-Utah).

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