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Immigration Deportation Deferral Policy 'a Temporary Fix'
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Professor of public policy and economics at Dukeâs Sanford School of Public Policy. He is a research associate at National Bureau of Economic Research and the author of "From Immigrants to Americans: The Rise and Fall of Fitting In."
"The Obama administration has adopted a pragmatic solution to this dilemma, circumventing dogmatic opposition in Congress. But it's only a temporary fix.
"Immigration law bears a strong resemblance to other laws that have caused trouble in the past. It's an easy law to break, and the potential gains to a would-be immigrant who breaks it are substantial relative to the costs of apprehension.
"It is a socially and economically unstable law."
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