Op-ed: Want border security? Drop the wall and welcome more immigrants

Last month, the House failed to override President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the border. This vote is just one flash point in an ongoing debate about immigration policy, and rightly so.

A large and growing body of research shows that building a border wall won’t be an effective solution to the immigration issues that the United States faces. Instead, policymakers should focus on expanding opportunities for people to peacefully and productively work in the U.S….

Read the full op-ed as it was published by The Washington Examiner.

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