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Demographic Decline Is the Real Threat to the U.S.

/   Noah Smith, Bloomberg Businesweek

The Economic Innovation Group, a think tank, suggests using place-based visas to send skilled immigrants to declining regions.

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Trump Says the U.S. Is ‘Full.’ Much of the Nation Has the Opposite Problem

/   Neil Irwin and Emily Badger, New York Times

President Trump has adopted a blunt new message in recent days for migrants seeking refuge in the United States: “Our country is full.” To the degree the president is addressing something broader than the recent strains on the asylum-seeking process, the line suggests the nation can’t accommodate higher immigration levels because it is already bursting at the…

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America isn’t full

/   Ezra Klein, Vox

“Our Country,” President Donald Trump says, “is FULL!” America is the 146th most densely populated country on earth, sandwiched between Venezuela and Kyrgyzstan. Still, immigration is about more than land. People who say America is full are arguing that the costs immigrants impose outweigh the benefits. Those costs can be cultural, economic, or even political. I’m the…

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Immigration May Be Our Salvation: 41% of U.S. Counties Experience Japan-Level Population Decline

/   Clare Martin, Paste Magazine

A new report released by the Economic Innovation Group has revealed an increasingly grim present and future for the United States, especially those corners of the oft-romanticized heartland, in terms of population growth.

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The Divided City: An Author Q&A with Alan Mallach

This article is the second in a new EIG Authors Series in which we explore policy issues and ideas with experts from diverse backgrounds and across the ideological spectrum. Here, Alan Mallach, a senior fellow at the Center for Community Progress discusses his recent book, The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America. Mallach’s…

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Small towns are dying everywhere but here

/   David J. Lynch, The Washington Post

As small towns elsewhere saw prosperity pass them by in favor of the big cities, something unusual happened to this rural hamlet tucked in the Bitterroot Valley: It flourished.

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