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The effect of immigration on jobs; why jobs are moving away from where people live


Guests: Adam Davidson, Natalie Holmes

President Obama’s executive action on immigration is facing challenges from Congress and there’s a lawsuit filed by 26 states. One of the most common charges against immigration is that immigrants take jobs away from Americans, particularly working-class Americans. But in his recent New York Times Magazine column “It’s the Economy,” ADAM DAVIDSON debunked that myth. We’ll hear from Davidson, who is also the co-host of NPR’s Planet Money, on why he believes immigrants help, not hurt, the economy. Then, how long is your commute? A new Brookings Institution report found that jobs are moving out of metro areas and farther away from where people live. Marty talks with NATALIE HOLMES, co-author of the Brookings report, about the impact this is having on jobs, suburban sprawl and the poor.

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