The Trump and COVID eras tanked immigration to the US. Reversing that could help ease a recession risk, sky-high inflation, and a labor crisis.
More than a third of American adults think the government should slash the number of immigrants it's letting in. They could be ignoring one of the best shots at solving the cost-of-living crisis.
While many Americans view immigration as a threat to the country's financial well-being, data continually suggests that the opposite is true. Immigrants typically have jobs that complement existing American workers, or make it easier for them to do their jobs, one PBS analysis found. That's in addition to the billions of dollars in tax revenue immigrants, both documented and undocumented, contribute to the country each year.
Americans also view inflation as the country's top problem by a wide margin, according to a Pew Research Center poll from May, as they hurtle toward a near-definite recession in 2023.
Winck, B., & Lalljee, J. (2022, October). The Trump and COVID eras tanked immigration to the US. Reversing that could help ease a recession risk, sky-high inflation, and a labor crisis. Business Insider. https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-covid-immigration-makes-inflation-...