Illegal immigration lowers wages.
The Washington Post wanted to show that the people America is deporting do not belong in Mexico. One argument is that the sudden infusion of millions of Mexicans into Mexico will harm Mexico.
From the Washington Post story:
It is hard to discern how much of the anti-immigration mishugas stems from economic illiteracy and how much from bias and a fear that American culture will be changed by newcomers. (The idea that American culture is fixed and newcomers will bring “foreign influences” has been the basis of opposition to every wave of immigration in our history. The America of people’s childhoods, about which they wax lyrical, was already the product of waves of immigrants from around the world.)Oh wait, that was from a screed from Jennifer Rubin on July 25, 2016. Reading her, I imagine she does not have an editor but rather a fireman who extinguishes her hair when she is through writing.
Here is the story by Antonio Olivo on Friday:
After decades in America, the newly deported return to a Mexico they barely recognize
MEXICO CITY — The deportees stepped off their flight from El Paso looking bewildered — 135 men who had left families and jobs behind after being swept up in the Trump administration’s mounting effort to send millions of undocumented immigrants back to their economically fraught homeland.
As they filed into Mexico City International Airport last week, government employees handed them free ham-and-cheese sandwiches, Mexican ID cards and information directing them to social services in the capital.
“Welcome back!” a cheerful government worker called out, taking down names and phone numbers.
Then the men, who had spent as many as 20 years in the United States before being caught and held in detention for several weeks, walked out into a Mexico many of them barely remember, where job opportunities are scarce and worries about the worst inflation in a decade await them.The editorial-news story's point is they don't belong there. Culturally. Economically.
Just like they do not belong in the United States.
The difference being that billionaire Jeff Bezos and his staff fret for Mexico. Why this infusion of Mexicans into Mexico will increase social costs, change the culture, and lower wages.
From Antonio Olivio's editorial-news story:
More returnees means lower wages for everybody in blue-collar industries such as construction and automobile manufacturing, where competition for jobs is likely to increase, economists say.
Moreover, the loss of remittances from the United States — Mexico’s second-largest source of revenue at roughly $25 billion last year — could have devastating effects, particularly in rural areas.
At the same time, though, there will be more English-speaking Mexicans entering the workforce who’ve honed their skills in the United States, a development that in the long run could position Mexico to be a stronger player in the global economy, analysts say.That last point is interesting, but do not overlook the impact of the loss of remittances -- welfare sent back home by illegal aliens.
That is the leverage the United States has. I wonder if our myriad of federal drug laws give President Trump the power to cut off all remittances to a narco state like Mexico.
At any rate, it is nice of the Washington Post to finally admit that illegal immigration has a very harmful effect on the nation.
To bad, the nation the Washington Post is worried about is Mexico.
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