December 8, 2009

Why Import Workers Now? By Patrick J. Buchanan

Filed under: Immigration, Workers Rights — Keith Carney @ 9:38 pm

Editors Note: As a general  preference we have always taken to the publishing of our own original articles to the works of any outside parties. But every so often we come across something so well put that we just don’t see any point in trying to put it into our own words, and the following is one of them.

At last week’s Job Summit, there was talk of a second stimulus package, of tax credits for small businesses that hire new workers, of an Infrastructure Bank to select national priority public works projects like the Hoover Dam and TVA of yesteryear.

But no one, it seems, advanced the one obvious idea that would have the most immediate and dramatic impact — a moratorium on all immigration into the United States.

Unemployment is at 10 percent, near the postwar high of 1983. Fifteen million Americans are out of work. Ten million more have given up looking or are working fewer hours than they would like.

We have been losing jobs every month for two years.

Why, then, are we still bringing immigrants into the United States at a rate of 125,000 a month to take jobs from fellow Americans and compete with our unemployed for the jobs that open up? (more…)


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