Paul Krugman Details Why Immigration Has Become Campaign Issue: ‘It’s Becoming Harder For Republicans To Run Against Biden On The Economy’



Most opinion polls have shown that immigration has become a main election issue, and economist and Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, on Friday, weighed on the merits of concerns around it.

What Happened: “Immigration is looming larger in the campaign, partly because it’s becoming harder for Republicans to run against Biden on the economy,” said Krugman in a post on X, formerly Twitter. “But there’s a strong case that immigration has been a key part of Biden’s economic success.”

To make his case, Krugman shared some data points, while suggesting that immigrants are the reason behind bringing down inflation.

“Inflation has come down so easily in part because of strong labor force growth,” he said, adding that all of that growth is attributable to foreign-born workers.

Inflation has come down so easily in part because of strong labor force growth. How much of that growth can be attributed to foreign-born workers? All of it 2/

— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) February 2, 2024

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