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Immigration: Curse or Blessing? (Part One)
Aired 10/23/2003

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..." Those words, written by the poet Emma Lazarus, and inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty, declare that America is a nation of immigrants. But as long as we have had immigration, we have had heated debates about immigration policy. Today is no exeception. What rights should illegal immigrants have? How many immigrants should America accept? From where? How do we remain a beacon of freedom and protect our national security at the same time?
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  Dan Griswold
    Associate director of the Cato Instituteís Center for Trade Policy Studies and author of the study Willing Workers: Fixing the Problem of Illegal Mexican Migration to the United States
  George Borjas
    Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and author of Heavenís Door: Immigration Policy and the American Economy

Originally Aired: 10/23/2003

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