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Brian Rossell, and his daughter Kelly Rossell, 11, both from Sonsonate, El Salvador, hold up placards as they join immigration supporters during a rally for citizenship on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 10, 2013. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)
Brian Rossell, and his daughter Kelly Rossell, 11, both from Sonsonate, El Salvador, hold up placards as they join immigration supporters during a rally for citizenship on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 10, 2013. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)
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Both major party candidates have staked claims on the impact of immigration on the U.S.

Donald Trump, during his Republican National Convention acceptance speech earlier this summer, said, "Decades of record immigration have produced lower-wages and higher unemployment for our citizens, especially for African-American and Latino workers."

A week later, Hillary Clinton said in her party's nomination speech, "I believe that when we have millions of hard working immigrants contributing to our economy it would be self-defeating and inhumane to try to kick them out."

Harvard economist George Borjas says each side of the debate is ignoring key points about the economic impacts of immigration.

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George Borjas, professor of economics and social policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. His new book is "We Wanted Workers: Unraveling The Immigration Narrative."

This segment aired on October 17, 2016.

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