Blue Collar Jobs Lost To Legal Immigrants?

A number of GOP presidential hopefuls including Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker want to halt or decrease LEGAL immigration because it is taking solid blue collar jobs away from Americans! No really…how could I make this stuff up!

Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls Scott Walker and Rick Santorum are suggesting a potentially controversial way to boost Americans’ job prospects: admit fewer legal immigrants into the United States.

The best reason to limit immigration, they say, is to give U.S. workers more bargaining power. Blacks, Hispanics and recent immigrants in particular are vulnerable to competition from new arrivals who are willing to do menial work for lower wages, they say.

“We don’t have enough jobs for our lower-skilled workers now. What sense does it make to bring in millions more?” Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, a Republican, wrote in the Washington Post in April.

Sessions had been one of the few public officials calling for a decrease in immigration levels until this spring, when Walker said the United States should consider restricting immigration levels when the economy is struggling and raise them when it is booming.

Walker has yet to release a formal immigration plan. His campaign declined to elaborate on his position or make him available for an interview.

You wanna know where all of those solid good paying blue collar jobs are? They aren’t being ‘stolen’ by legal immigrants…you and your crony ‘job creators’ shipped them all overseas…they are being performed my aliens all right…but in their home countries!


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2 thoughts on “Blue Collar Jobs Lost To Legal Immigrants?

  1. Legal immigration is a cornerstone of neo-liberalism. Politicians on the Left and Right (but not the Center where neo-liberalism reigns supreme) now question what we’re getting for it much like they’re questioning free trade, cheap money, and zero-sum tax games, i.e. the other three cornerstones. Here’s a good summary of the challenges with immigration on the working class from the Atlantic:

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