Asylum, economic migration and exploitation

This post was first published on Patreon on 22 Jun 2018

I was just having an email exchange with Marshall Auerback and a hedge fund friend of ours about immigration. And I thought I would share some of my thoughts on this given what's going on with immigrant family separation in the US. Marshall tells me he will have something to say at some point on this topic as well. I'm going to use Case Farms, a poultry processor, as the villain in this piece.
Skills-based immigration
My own long-held view is that the US should move away from family reunification as the driving force of immigration policy. I think this is a sometimes controversial view. I remember giving a presentation in 1993 in my State Department A-100 diplomatic training class with three other new diplomats who agreed on this. An...

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