I agree with Ms. Tucker: Immigrants don’t steal jobs

The analysis Ms. Tucker presents in her piece, “Research shows immigrants don’t take jobs from Americans”, is pretty sound. In general, growth in population is necessary for the maintenance and growth in gross domestic product, the measure of a nation’s output.

Creating an environment where millions of legal immigrants are made to feel unwelcome and eventually go home does nothing positive for our economy.

The problem with today’s economy is that we have structural unemployment. There is a severe mismatch of current skill sets with the skill sets that are currently needed. In addition, technology has created efficiencies in production such that labor is being let go. The people being let go are not prepared for changes in the economy.

The new economy needs workers with different and, in some cases, advanced skills. These undocumented immigrants don’t have those skills. Americans are in a better position to receive the training necessary to compete for jobs in the new economic eco-system. There is no squeezing out of Americans for low-wage jobs because Americans do not want them.

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Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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One Response to I agree with Ms. Tucker: Immigrants don’t steal jobs

  1. Jane Quatam says:

    Americans need jobs.

    Rounding up, transporting and deporting millions of illegal immigrants will take millions of Americans working very hard. I see a new jobs program for President Obama if he will only step up and do the right, the honorable and the legal thing and deport those who are illegally in our country.

    It will take years to accomplish, but since government jobs are some of the highest paying in the country (excluding Goldman Sachs) it should give the economy more than enough financial momentum to get the economy restarted. It will take vehicles, software, computers, wireless, all sorts of technology to accomplish this task.

    I think we should probably inject a computer chip under the skin of every illegal immigrant before we deport them, that way Americans don’t have to be chipped. Chip them and ship them out.

    Its a win, win, win.

    With all the training they have received in democracy, business and job training (filling American jobs) they should be model citizens in their homelands when they arrive and should be quite capable of making the sort of personal sacrifices and political changes needed to transform their homelands into model democracies and wealthy capitalist nations.

    Lets get Americans back to work, sending non-Americans back to their homelands.

    Think of them as little diplomats for the American way, seeding the dream back into their nations

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