Immigration Reform and the PanAm Post’s First External Media Appearance

By: Fergus Hodgson - @FergHodgson - Jun 26, 2013, 10:20 am

The Voice of Russia Radio has examined both the likelihood of passage and the potential outcomes of the Senate immigration reform bill. To assist with their story, “US-Mexico border: New bill to gain legal status for millions of immigrants,” they drew on me as research director with the PanAmerican Post.

The main PanAm site is set to go live on Monday, July 1, and this is the first external media appearance I have accepted on behalf of the new outlet. You can hear the two clips they shared from my interview here (1 minute).

I contend that the underlying assumption that immigration is a problem to be mitigated is false. However, this assumption is so prevalent that it impedes meaningful reform, prolongs wasteful spending, and promotes human trafficking — among other destructive effects.

Here is one of my favorite lectures on the topic from Bryan Caplan, an economist based at George Mason University.

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Fergus Hodgson was the founding editor in chief of the PanAm Post, up until January 2016, and he now studies finance at Tulane University in Louisiana and Francisco Marroquín University in Guatemala. Originally from New Zealand, he has also lived in Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Ireland, and the United States. Follow @FergHodgson and his Facebook page.