U.S. Economy

Terrible Things That Are Getting Less Terrible

The immigration, trade and inequality crises look like they're abating.

Maybe it's not so bad.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Lots of Americans, especially Republican-Americans, are pretty steamed about illegal immigration. Stopping it with a big new wall at the Mexican border is one of the signature campaign promises of GOP front-runner Donald Trump.

As journalists and others have pointed out, though, the number of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. appears to have peaked in 2007. This is from a Bloomberg QuickTake on immigration reform:

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