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I'm glad to see immigration being raised here in the comments. Yes, "a lack of political will," but one might hope that this is a passing problem and that we can act more intelligently and move toward the win-win of opening up immigration and easing the American problem of age category discrepancy, with too many old people and not enough young. The reluctance to address immigration has always struck me as absurd, given this country's history. This history includes my own people who were part of the back-and-forth travel that saw Quebecois helping build New England's industry even while establishing ethnic enclaves within New England. Such stories are countless and the consequence positive pretty much without exception. My fear is that like the No-Nothings of the 19th Century here in the States, today's anti-immigrant sentiment is likewise based on racist concepts and the never-helpful "Us versus Them" mentality.

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I'm curious to know Gurri's thoughts on immigration, which seem like a common sense solution to the regional shrinking population issue. A robust immigration policy would benefit the US right now, we lack political will and leadership.

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