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Series: 5 on 45 Podcast
People hold conversations through the U.S. Mexico border wall at Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, U.S., November 18, 2017.      REUTERS/Mike Blake - RC1318FF90D0

The motivation behind Trump’s immigration policy

Dany Bahar, David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Global Economy and Development program, discusses the Trump administration’s decision not to extend immigration protections for El Salvadorian immigrants in the United States, their earlier decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival Program (DACA), and their other efforts to curtail immigration. Bahar explains the legal and economic aspects of immigration policy and argues that immigration has a positive impact on the U.S. economy.

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