Media coverage of the illegal alien worker issue has overwhelmingly focused on employer preference for foreigners who are willing to work for lower wages. These foreign workers to whom Obama gives work permits threaten wages for lower-skilled Americans, especially black Americans. In 2014, Obama offered work permits to 50,000 Central American and to 110,000 Haitian migrants. Obama announced that he will increase the inflow of university guest workers for the same jobs hoped for by U.S. college graduates, even though we already have one million foreign university-trained guest workers working in a wide variety of jobs in universities, hospitals, finance firms, retail, and technology firms.
The impact of mass immigration on Americans’ jobs and wages should be a major issue in the 2016 election.
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