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Reduced immigration is hurting U.S. businesses

The Washington Post 12/15/2022

Many U.S. businesses are struggling because of labor shortages, which are a direct result of a slowdown in immigrants coming to the U.S. in recent years. “Immigration is something almost everyone agrees needs to be fixed, but it’s become a political wedge issue,” said Tara Watson, an economics professor at Williams College and fellow at the Brookings Institution. “There have been huge bureaucratic delays since the Trump administration. And of course COVID really put a wrench in the gears. But this is a long-term structural problem that has not been addressed.”

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