Monday, February 27, 2017
RUSS McSWAIN - EMPLOYMENT and LEGAL IMMIGRATION - THE DEMOCRAT PARTY PUSHES FOR ENDLESS HORDES OF ILLEGALS TO KEEP WAGES FOR BLACKS DEPRESSED
Liberals are also for ever higher levels of immigration. They insist that immigrants do not take jobs that American workers would do, and that immigrants do not put downward pressure on wages for existing workers. David Brooks tried to make...
February 27, 2017
Liberals are also for ever higher levels of immigration. They insist that immigrants do not take jobs that American workers would do, and that immigrants do not put downward pressure on wages for existing workers. David Brooks tried to make this point in his NY Times column by citing a "comprehensive study in Denmark." It’s a never-ending job reminding liberals that we do not live in Scandinavia.
One way we are not like Denmark is that we have a large under and unemployed black community. Black unemployment is at 9%, which is twice the national level. Black teenage unemployment bounces between 25 and 27%,, which is tragic.
The specific point of Brooks' column is opposition to a Senate bill which would cut legal immigration from one million people per year to 500,000. His reason is there are 200,000 open jobs in the construction industry. There are in fact between 300 and 400 thousand open high-paying jobs in manufacturing. In the overall economy there 5.8 million job openings, and there are huge projected shortfalls in many high paying job categories like nursing and truck driving. Its one thing to use these numbers to oppose mass deportations. For Brooks and other Liberals to use them to insist we need continued high levels of immigration is a very different thing and is in conflict with their often-stated social justice goals.
Isn't it wishful thinking to believe a 500,000 person incremental reduction in next years’ rate would make an appreciable difference? The major disconnect in our immigration policy is that for the most part, it skews toward low-skilled workers. We all have a very good idea the sorts of jobs our current immigrants initially fill. They are not generally a good fit for the higher-skilled jobs, which go begging. That includes jobs in construction. We're no longer in the era of hod carriers.
Brooks points out all the economic value to be gained by filling available jobs. He gets no argument from me. The argument is on the claim by him and other pro-immigration hardliners that we have to import people to fill them. If we take that approach and if in fact new arrivals do fill these jobs, the practical effect will be to suppress wages of Americans by denying access to the jobs that pay higher wages.
Part of Making America Great again is putting our own people back to work. That means teenagers, and it means helping all our people move into available higher-paying jobs.
The pro-immigration folks shouldn't lose heart. If Trump's total package of pro-business policies work as well as I expect, we'll have many more jobs. Likely enough more that even restrictionists will see a need for more immigration. That's just another reason liberals should pray for Trump's success. He can reconcile their conflicting goals.
Why import people who need training when black unemployment is twice the national average at 9%? Black teenage unemployment is at 50%.
There is a blind spot in most liberal thinking. They do not see that over time price corresponds to value. This correspondence is particularly obvious
For Brooks and other liberals to use them to insist we need more immigration is a very different thing and, is in conflict with their often-stated goal of social justice.
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