Kidnapping Latest Incident Along Insecure Border
“The story goes like this: A ranch hand working in New Mexico’s Bootheel stumbles upon men and two or three vehicles stranded in remote cattle country. They turn out to be drug runners from Mexico who take him hostage, load his vehicle with narcotics and force him to drive to Willcox, Ariz., where they leave him alive but warn him not to go to the police,” the Abqjournal.com says.
Experts Mixed on Trump’s Immigration, Trade Stance
“Donald Trump’s economic message is loud and clear: Misguided Washington policymakers have allowed foreign countries to steal American jobs, and uncontrolled immigration is driving wages down. Trump is partly right in saying that trade has cost the U.S. economy jobs and held down wages,” the LA Times says.
“He may also be correct — to a degree — in saying that low-skilled immigrants have depressed salaries for certain jobs or industries, the latest economic research shows. Where Trump gets things wrong, economists say, is in exaggerating the downside and ignoring the benefits that trade and immigration provide to the economy.”
Americans Hostile to More Immigration Says Poll
“Sixty-one percent of Americans agree that ‘continued immigration into the country jeopardizes the United States,’ according to a new poll commissioned by management consulting firm A.T. Kearney that revealed pessimism across a wide range of issues,” Bloomberg News says.
“The degree of concern is remarkable considering that the question was about all immigration, including the legal kind. Even Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said he supports legal immigration into the U.S.”
Immigrants A Record Share of Population
“Immigrant families account for 61 million people in the U.S., according to research released Monday that raises questions about the extent to which immigration affects everything from schools to congested cities to the future of Social Security. The level marks a staggering increase over the past 45 years, from 13.5 million in 1970, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, which crunched the numbers based on Census Bureau data from December,” the Washington Times reports.