December 3, 2014

The Connection Between Amnesty and Ferguson

Roy Beck, the executive director of Numbers USA, writes, “Ferguson has inadvertently drawn the national media spotlight as an epitome of communities across America that are besieged by the effects of constantly loose labor markets where there are far more workers than jobs.” In fact, there’s a connection with Barack Obama’s amnesty order. Beck says there are “many questions about whether opening up most U.S. jobs to millions of illegal aliens would be harmful to communities which already have an over-supply of workers.” He concludes, “Nearly half of working-age black Americans no longer have jobs. It is no wonder that so many feel that their government has stacked the deck against them. Many politicians look at these individual communities and suggest that the jobless in them are not directly competing with the more than 10 million foreign citizens given work permits each decade. But if the government were to stop supplying so much foreign labor, would America’s corporations change their recruiting patterns and look for workers in the thousands of communities like Ferguson? Might they even make different decisions about where to locate facilities near where large surpluses of jobless Americans live?” More…

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