Immigrants and the Economy

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour  This week on the program, we bring you a forum that looks at immigration and the economy.

This conversation comes in the wake of significant changes to immigration enforcement by the Trump Administration. Actions such as family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border, stepped-up deportations of undocumented individuals, and reducing the number of allowed asylum applicants into the United States.

But how do immigrants — those who arrive legally and illegally — contribute to the overall U.S. economy? And what is the economic impact of immigration here in Utah?

Speaking on the panel: José Vincente Borjón López-Coterilla, who works for the Utah Consul of Mexico; Lara Fritts, Director of the Department of Economic Development for Salt Lake City; Alex Guzman, President of the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Moderating the discussion is Jennifer Robinson, Associate Director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah.

This discussion was recorded on February 20, 2019.