“Cheap Labor”

Turns out it’s neither cheap nor labor:

“In 2010, 36 percent of immigrant-headed households used at least one major welfare program (primarily food assistance and Medicaid) compared to 23 percent of native households,” summarizes the document which was published by the Center for Immigration Studies and examines a wide variety of topics relating to . . . → Read More: “Cheap Labor”

Cheap Labor Is Not The Solution

Joel Poindexter oversimplifies immigrant labor:

The only significant impact that immigrants have on the labor market is to increase the supply of labor, which tends to put downward pressure on wages. Everything else equal, the only way an immigrant will be hired over a native worker is if he is willing to accept lower . . . → Read More: Cheap Labor Is Not The Solution

Scapegoating: The Last American Growth Industry

Recently I read a disturbing article by a young South Carolina mother entitled “A Letter to Illegal Mexican Walmart Shoppers.” (Editor’s note: the article’s original URL no longer exists. Click here to read it from Google’s cached pages.) The gist of the letter is that, in this woman’s opinion, Mexican Walmart shoppers are rude, . . . → Read More: Scapegoating: The Last American Growth Industry

Putting a Number on Illegal Immigration

Western governments have frequently come under attack for failing to control illegal immigration and for having little idea of how many unauthorized migrants are living within their borders. Unauthorized migration takes many forms such as Mexicans slipping over the border into the southern U.S., East Asian workers being transported by traffickers into Western Europe . . . → Read More: Putting a Number on Illegal Immigration