Immigration has an undeniable link to our national poverty rate

The war on poverty in this country didn't begin with LBJ's legislative blitz in 1965. It's been going on for far longer than that, driven by an ever-expanding economy that has lifted millions of people up from a life of despair and deprivation.

But, given our current practice of importing poverty, it's a battle we'll never win until our legislators change their current approach.

That's why Robert Samuelson's latest Newsweek column is worth reading.

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