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Will economic boom complicate curbing immigration?


August 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's priorities, low unemployment, is complicating another: curbing immigration.

With the number of jobs available exceeding the number of Americans seeking jobs, employers are looking beyond the border to fill openings, and migrants are coming to the country in search of work.

Hotel and restaurant owner Todd Callewaert is short more than two dozen workers this season for his Mackinac Island, Michigan, businesses. "You can't hire a line cook right now, it's impossible, even for 20 bucks an hour," he said. "We usually fill the gap with visa work...

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