How 'dreamers' and green card lottery winners strengthen the US economy
FILE PHOTO: Volunteers help a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient fill out his renewal application during the immigration ministry at Lincoln Methodist Church in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. September 10, 2017. DACA recipients gathered to fill out applications to renew their permit before the October 5 deadline for current beneficiaries. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

By Ethan Lewis, Associate Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College. The DACA program's inherent diversity is what makes it a boon for the U.S. economy. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais While President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans have long decried illegal immigration and proposed remedies like the wall and mass deportations, they have traditionally favored the legal…