During the State of the Union Address, President Trump suggested increasing the number of immigrants eligible for DACA and creating a path to citizenship in exchange for $30 billion to fund a border wall. Professor James Feigenbaum, of Utah State University, and research manager Josh Smith, of the Center for Growth and Opportunity, argue that this may be a worthwhile deal because economic growth derived from expanding DACA is expected to outweigh the $30 billion wall costs.
Op-ed: ‘Dreamers’ are worth the wall
By Josh T. Smith
CGO scholars and fellows frequently comment on a variety of topics for the popular press. The views expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Growth and Opportunity or the views of Utah State University.