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"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses..." The economic success of America proves the benefits of immigration

There is a moment in Dickens’s American Notes when the author comes to realise the greatness of immigrants. “It would be hard to keep your model republics going, without the countrymen and countrywomen of those two labourers,” he reflects, watching a pair of Irish émigrés. Modern Britain does not lack for such insight.  The evidence in favour of immigration is too compelling for political elites to misunderstand. Our problem…

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