"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Illegal Immigration - Winners and Losers

This list is by no means complete, as Debbie says near the end of her post. Immigration effects the economy, so of course immigration should be controlled to some degree. Illegal immigration does NOT fall under the control category. Make sense?

Cross posted from Right Truth:

The US isn't the only country that has problems with immigration, just look at Europe, "France
and its Muslims: Riots, Jihadism and Depoliticisation
". Who wins and who loses over there? In Europe, EVERYBODY loses! Who wins and who loses here in the US? Read on...


Entrepreneurs. As most business owners know, finding low-cost, reliable workers is a continual challenge. A flood of new immigrants would let employers be far pickier.

Workers seeking government jobs. Thousands of government employees would be hired to administer the provisions of mass legalization and provide the government services that the largely low-income population of immigrants would want: English-language and bilingual/bicultural education programs, healthcare, public assistance, subsidized housing, and so on.

Illegal immigrants and their families. Illegal workers, on average, earn eight times as much as the average worker in Mexico. "As soon as they cross the border, they have no trouble finding a job," says Gabriel Escobar, associate director of the Pew Hispanic Center, which generally encourages expanded immigration.


Teenagers. Mass legalization would take a particularly heavy toll on American teenagers, who often seek low-skill, after-school, and summer jobs at restaurants, construction firms, and retail outlets. Those launchpad jobs are an important part
of training for success in life. Part-time jobs teach high school students that in the real world, there's no grade inflation–come in late and do sloppy work, and you're likely to be fired.

Americans who don't have a high school diploma. It's already happening and would only intensify: The massive influx of immigrants would decrease the need for low-skill U.S.-born residents. African-Americans would be disproportionately affected because they have the highest school-dropout rate among legal U.S. residents.

High school grads. Plummeting wages for unskilled labor would motivate the best of the uneducated to seek employment previously reserved for high school graduates. The increased supply of such people would drive down pay in fields such as retail and the skilled trades.source

This list is fine, but not complete by any means. The losers list should also include business owners like hospitals, medicall clinics, and all the employees who work in those who might lose their jobs because those business might have to close, and many more.

The point is, illegal immigration in the United States is a 'losing situation' for AMERICANS, PERIOD.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.**


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