Could prosperity at home curb migration?

Ben Bradford Jun 27, 2019
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A Guatemalan migrant recently released from federal detention holds an envelope with a message written in English as he waits inside a bus depot on June 11, 2019, in McAllen, Texas. LOREN ELLIOTT/AFP/Getty Images

Could prosperity at home curb migration?

Ben Bradford Jun 27, 2019
A Guatemalan migrant recently released from federal detention holds an envelope with a message written in English as he waits inside a bus depot on June 11, 2019, in McAllen, Texas. LOREN ELLIOTT/AFP/Getty Images
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The debate in Washington continues over solutions to the overflowing temporary shelters at the U.S.-Mexican border. The U.S. Senate passed a bill yesterday afternoon while voting down a House alternative. The debate has focused on short-term aid, but a new report from the Peterson Institute for International Economics suggests that, in the long term, sending aid abroad could spur economic growth and help ease the migration surge.

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