USC Price School of Public Policy

Suro authors Politico op-ed on immigration policy

August 3, 2017

Roberto Suro

Politico published an op-ed by Roberto Suro, USC Price professor and director of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, on immigration policy. Suro writes, “My objections start with the depiction of immigrants, ‘tired … poor … wretched refuse … the homeless, tempest-tost.’ That description applies to some refugees for sure, but not to most immigrants. They are adventurers who get up and go when times are tough or take off just because they think can get a better deal somewhere else. They are rarely the poorest of the poor because it takes resources to migrate.”

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