Peter Morici: Immigration reform could be the win that Trump and the economy need

President Donald Trump needs a win, and immigration reform is a good candidate that could help rev up the economy.

Economists estimate potential growth by forecasting the sum of labor-force growth and productivity. Both have been declining in recent decades causing the profession to doubt the economy can expand at much more than the 2.1% annual pace accomplished during the recent recovery.

Immigration reform could help on both fronts.

Opinion Journal: Republicans Divided


Opinion Journal’s Mary Kissel and Business World Columnist Holman Jenkins Jr. on Paul Ryan’s healthcare reform showdown. Plus, the Paul Manafort pile-on, Senator Schumer’s Gorsuch gamble and Bari Weiss’s weekly book pick.

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