Democrats insist that their support for amnesty, sanctuary cities and illegal immigration proves they aren’t “racist,” unlike all those “evil” Republicans who want to build walls or at the very least, enforce laws that are already on the books.
How many of these highly principled Democrats just so happen to employ — or is that “exploit”? — undocumented workers at cut-rate, non-union wages is hard to quantify, as is the number who realize how hypocritical they’re being for the sake of saving a few bucks.
Time and again, conservative economists and other commentators have been the only ones pointing out that the current arrangement is actually hurting African-American workers, not to mention Hispanic U.S. citizens.
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions made this argument during an interview with the Daily Caller:
“Donald Trump is going to do better with Hispanics and African-Americans, I am convinced, because he’s talking about things that will really make their wages go up. There is no doubt that the current immigration policy is a significant economic detriment to working Americans. And that includes particularly immigrants and minority groups because the flow of labor is so large, it floods the labor market and depresses wages.
“So if you’re a second-generation Hispanic, an African-American, or any other person in America who’s looking to get started at the first rung of the economic ladder, it’s harder to find a job and the wages are less. It’s harder to get promoted and get pay raises.
“We need to somehow get away from this view that ending illegal immigration is designed to hurt poor people. It’s designed to help poor people be able to get better jobs and better prospects. And trade will create better working conditions and wages for Americans.”
Sessions arguments are based on basic economics and sound statistics, not emotion, appeals to tribal party loyalty or heart-tugging Hollywood propaganda. Only time will tell if they can possibly win over voters who are brainwashed into seeing Donald Trump as their enemy.
Credit: Western Journalism