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Can President Trump implement his immigration agenda?


Elaine Kamarck, senior fellow in Governance Studies and director of the Center for Effective Public Management, discusses her new report (with John Hudak and Christine Stenglein) “Hitting the wall: On immigration, campaign promises clash with policy realities” and addresses the costs associated with implementing Trump’s proposed policies.

Also in this episode: David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy, explains productivity growth in our regular “Wessel’s Economic Update” segment.

Show notes:

Hitting the wall: On immigration, campaign promises clash with policy realities

Why the wall on the Mexican border won’t happen

Trade, security, and the U.S.-Mexico relationship

Why Presidents Fail And How They Can Succeed Again

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Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producer Vanessa Sauter.  Additional support comes from Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Rebecca Viser, David Nassar, and Richard Fawal.

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