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Western Michigan University Economics Professor Susan Pozo says that when the debate over immigration heated up in 2016, it was important to hear from economists who had studied the issue. She says several of them came to the Western Michigan University campus during the 2016-17 academic year for the Economics Department’s Werner Sichel Lecture series. Note: This interview was originally heard in January. 

Pozo is the editor of The Human and Economic Implications of Twenty-First Century Immigration Policy. The book published by the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research includes summaries of the work by the economists who spoke at Western that year.


Yvonne Nieves protests the treatment of children in Border Patrol custody in Clint, Texas, July 1, 2019. Photo by Cedar Attansio, The Associated Press
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Western Michigan University Economics Professor Susan Pozo says she admires immigrants. Her dedication in a new book on the economic impact of immigration says “in honor of your many achievements and in sympathy for the sacrifices that come from leaving your home to offer your talents in a new country.” Pozo is the editor of The Human and Economic Implications of 21st Century Immigration Policy. Note: A version of this interview was first heard in January of this year. 


Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The fight over immigration goes so deep in the United States, you’ll even find it in the Kalamazoo city budget. Like many local governments, Kalamazoo gets federal dollars for some of its programs, such as the Bridging initiative to reduce juvenile crime. The Trump administration has tried to withhold some grants from cities - including Kalamazoo - that refuse to help enforce Trump’s immigration policy. But those cities are pushing back, with some success.


Rebecca Thiele / WMUK

Communities around the United States, including several in Southwest Michigan, are hosting women’s marches this weekend. The events are part of a three-year-old tradition of protesting the Trump administration’s agenda on everything from immigration to LGBT rights to birth control and the environment.

In this Jan. 2, 2019, photo, a border patrol office inside his vehicle guards the border fence at the U.S. side of San Diego, Calif., as seen from Tijuana, Mexico. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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Western Michigan University Economics Professor Susan Pozo says she admires immigrants. Her dedication in a new book on the economic impact of immigration says “in honor of your many achievements and in sympathy for the sacrifices that come from leaving your home to offer your talents in a new country.” Pozo is the editor of The Human and Economic Implications of 21st Century Immigration Policy.


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