Trump’s immigration views aren’t all balderdash

Trump is right that undocumented immigrants with little education push down the wages of some other workers, but the losers are largely prior immigrants and American high school dropouts. He’s also right that illegal immigrants cost state and local governments some money. But Trump also says that what matters on immigration policy is whether it improves the well-being of the American people. Looking at the effects of immigration over multiple generations, and across all types of workers and employers, the study overwhelmingly shows that it does. Sorry, Donald, I tried.

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Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer Issues Warning On "Sideshows" after attack on CHP car

Police Chief Jerry Dyer vowed that Fresno police will "send a message" to the people who vandalized a California Highway Patrol vehicle Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in southwest Fresno. Dyer said officers are working to identify the vandals and will make arrests, issue citations and "tow as many vehicles as we can." He said the department has a plan in place to make sure similar challenges to law enforcement in the future are handled differently.
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Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer Issues Warning On "Sideshows" after attack on CHP car

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Summerset Village's first-day hearing highlights

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Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood talk about touring as a married couple

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Former homeless man vows to pay it forward