The Economics of Immigration
No-one can know enough to be categorical about the pros and cons of mass immigration.
While there are certain patterns that can be seen in the history of immigration and certain economic principles behind some of those patterns, there cannot be any blanket conclusions about immigrations in general because there is no such thing as immigrants in general. The international migration patterns of Italians have been very different from the international migration patterns of the Irish, and these in turn have been very different from the international migration patterns of emigrants from India. These patterns have also differed over time as the changing technology of transportation— from wind-driven ...