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Who's Better Off: An Illegal Immigrant or a Migrant?

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Who's Better Off: An Illegal Immigrant or a Migrant?

Who's Better Off: An Illegal Immigrant or a Migrant?

Who's Better Off: An Illegal Immigrant or a Migrant?

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Commentator John Pomfret is a reporter for The Washington Post who has spent many years in China covering internal migrants. He says that people who are in the United States illegally are better off than China's internal migrants.

Pomfret's forthcoming book is Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China. Based in Los Angeles, Pomfret covers illegal immigration into the United States.

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