The economists, including President Barack Obama’s former top economist Jason Furman and David Kallick of the Fiscal Policy Institute, which champions liberal economic policies, made the proposal in a letter to the White House obtained by Bloomberg News. Legalizing millions of immigrants — especially those in jobs considered essential during the pandemic — would strengthen the economy while providing them with workplace protections, they argued.

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