Andrew Yang says ‘immigrants are being scapegoated’ — and a new study backs that up

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Article via Aarthi Swaminathan

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang said that “immigrants are being scapegoated” for reasons that have “nothing to do with our economy” during the second night of the Democratic debates on Wednesday night.

“I’m the son of immigrants myself,” said the 44-year-old entrepreneur. “My father immigrated here as a graduate student and generated over 65 U.S. patents for G.E. and IBM. I think that’s a pretty good deal for the United States. That’s the immigration story we need to be telling. We can’t always be focusing on some of the distressed stories.”

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