The Grecian horse: does immigration lead to the deterioration of American institutions?

  title={The Grecian horse: does immigration lead to the deterioration of American institutions?},
  author={Alexandre Padilla and Nicol{\'a}s Cachanosky},
  journal={Public Choice},
Concerns about the institutional impact of immigration, particularly in the United States, are not new. We can trace them back to Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Alexander Hamilton. More recently, in response to a literature that questions the desirability of current immigration restrictions, Borjas (J Econ Lit 53:961–974, 2015) speculates that immigrants coming from countries with poor institutions could reduce substantially the institutional quality in the United States to a point… Expand

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