Book Review of Friends or Strangers: The Impact of Immigrants on the U.S. Economy by G. Borjas and The Economic Consequences of Immigration by J. Simon. Reviewer Arthur C. Helton argues that Professors Borjas and Simon make compelling arguments for increased and selective immigration to the United States to increase productivity and competitiveness. Helton points out, however, that both Borjas an Simon agree that an economic analysis is not the only informing principle when it comes to immigration law. Specifically, principles of human rights and refugee law, including family unity, suggest a broad notion of public good in the context of immigration.
Arthur C. Helton,
G. Borjas, Friends or Strangers: The Impact of Immigrants on the U.S. Economy
J. Simon, The Economic Consequences of Immigration,
14 Fordham Int'l L.J. 1103
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