Skip to content
Politics & Current Affairs

Immigration and Benefits

Michael Lind thinks that changing immigration policy shouldn't be considered as a way to address projected Social Security and Medicare budget deficits.

“Americans need to have a rational debate about options for ensuring the solvency of Social Security and Medicare,” writes Michael Lind, and they “also need to have a rational debate about the desirable levels and skill composition of immigration. But the two debates should be kept separate.” He writes that immigration shouldn’t be considered as a way to eliminate projected shortfalls in Social Security and Medicare funding.


Related

Up Next

Baby Stars

New protostars that will eventually be 10 times as large as the sun have been discovered in the massive Rosette molecular cloud, 5,000 light years away.