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Trump Tweet holds promise for out-of-work Americans

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  by  Roy Beck

With tens of millions of Americans who want to work fulltime unable to do so, most immigration at this moment makes no sense, and the President appears to be moving in the right direction to curtail it.

Pres. Trump's Tweet a few hours ago indicates a sensitivity to a primary purpose of immigration laws of every country, and that is to protect a nation's vulnerable workers from harmful competition. To continue most immigration at this time would show a callous disregard for those Americans who are enduring deep economic suffering.

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Without illegal workers, Costco meatpacking plant work safer & healthier?

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  by  Roy Beck

The nation's meat supply chain is threatened by meatpacking plant shutdowns due to Covid-19 outbreaks among employees. But the Costco plant in Freemont, Nebraska has thus far had only one employee confirmed with the virus (according to MeatPoultry.com) and is humming at full speed.

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New York Times offers a glimpse at life without congestion

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  by  Jeremy Beck

"Faster buses. Plentiful parking. Cleaner air." Those are just a few of the ways The New York Times describes life in the great city of New York during this pandemic-induced traffic time out. There's even birdsong! But just as everyone expects traffic, congestion, and pollution to rise once the outbreak has subsided, our population will also continue to do so, zooming past 400 million in the next four decades, as long as immigration policies remain unchanged.

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Fewer Drivers, not more Roads

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  by  Amy Boylan
The solution to more is not more; it's less. We add 1.5 million more people to the roadways every year. How many more roads can we build, paving over open spaces along the way, before we run out of space? Imagine in 2065 when an additional 103 million people are using our roadways and transit systems. How many days per year will the average American spend commuting when that number becomes a reality?

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