Are Low-Skilled Immigrants A Threat To American Workers?06:32
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President Trump, accompanied by Sen. Tom Cotton, R- Ark., left, and Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, during the unveiling of legislation that would place new limits on legal immigration. (Evan Vucci/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
President Trump, accompanied by Sen. Tom Cotton, R- Ark., left, and Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, during the unveiling of legislation that would place new limits on legal immigration. (Evan Vucci/AP)

The immigration bill that President Trump has embraced would dramatically cut the number of low-skilled immigrants allowed to enter the U.S. But economist Lant Pritchett says increasing the number of unskilled workers allowed to enter the country would actually help businesses grow and boost the overall economy.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd talks with Pritchett, author of "Let Their People Come," about what low-skilled immigrant workers mean for the U.S. economy.

This segment aired on August 4, 2017.

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