Munro: Immigration Harms U.S. Workers

Neil Munro, who writes for Breitbart News, recently cited figures which illustrate how mass immigration harms American workers, while benefiting unscrupulous business interests that seek cheap labor. He noted that:

“Each year, roughly four million young Americans join the workforce after graduating from high school or university.

“But the federal government then imports about 1.1 million legal immigrants and refreshes a resident population of roughly 1.5 million white-collar visa workers — including approximately one million H-1B workers — and approximately 500,000 blue-collar visa workers.

“The government also prints out more than one million work permits for foreigners, tolerates about eight million illegal workers, and does not punish companies for employing the hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants who sneak across the border or overstay their legal visas each year.

“This policy of inflating the labor supply boosts economic growth for investors because it ensures that employers do not have to compete for American workers by offering higher wages and better working conditions.”



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