Democrats pushing for “limitless immigration” are advocating policies that will only benefit the rich, according to Andrew Arthur, a Resident Fellow in Law and Policy at the Center for Immigration Studies.
Arthur explained to Fox News host Tucker Carlson that it is big business and wealthy members of society who stand to gain the most with the open borders policies being pushed by Democrats. In the end, working class Americans suffer as more people compete for jobs, and with Democrats vying for control of the Senate, the overhaul of President Trump’s border policies are on their immediate to-do list.
“Republicans weren’t able to pass any kind of immigration bill, restricting immigration, protecting or borders, over the past several years. But if Democrats take control of the Senate on January 5th, they won’t be quite as passive,” Carlson said Friday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” referring to the Georgia runoff elections next month which will determine which party has control of the U.S. Senate.
“The first thing they will do is to fundamentally change our immigration system, open the borders to the rest of the world,” he added. “They’re not hiding this — they’ve been open about it for months.”
(Source: Fox News)
Democrat Joe Biden has vowed that he will tackle immigration reforms in his first 100 days in office, if he is ever certified as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
“Some of it is going to depend on the kind of cooperation I can and cannot get from the United States Congress. But I am going to make a commitment in the first 100 days, I will send an immigration bill to the United States Senate with a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people in America,” he said in an NBC interview.
Carlson pointed out that the figure is actually 20 million people, and went on to note the current state of the U.S. economy and long-term unemployment.
“Millions of Americans have been looking for work for so long that they’ve given up looking. They’re not even listed on the unemployment stats. Now Democrats plan to give them more competition in the labor market. So who is benefiting from this exactly?” Carlson asked. “Not Americans.”
Arthur noted that those who will see a windfall from the Democrats’ policy plans are big business and wealthy people “because for them everything comes cheaper.”
Groceries and services will cost less, Arthur explained, but that is not necessarily a good thing for all Americans.
“The people who suffer the most are the people who are at the margins of society, the people who we usually hear that these folks care about,” he said.
Disadvantaged Americans, inner-city youth, members of minority groups and immigrants who haven’t adjusted to life in the United States yet — those are people who are in direct competition,” Arthur continued.
“Most of the people who enter in the United States illegally are people who don’t have high levels of education, don’t have a lot of work skills. Now there’s nothing wrong with that, my father never went to college and worked in a steel mill,” he noted. “But when you bring in a huge mass of uneducated, unskilled individuals to directly compete against Americans, those Americans suffer.”
Carlson pointed out that the same scenario plays out in higher education as well, as decisions are made to bring in more educated immigrants to do the jobs Americans are not qualified for.
“It removes any incentive to fix American schools,” Carlson said.
Arthur agreed, noting how computer programmers and information technology experts are brought in from abroad on temporary visa programs.
“Right now, the United States Congress is considering a bill that would make it so much easier for big tech to bring in those tech workers to replace our students that we encourage to go get tech jobs for the 21st century,” Arthur lamented.
“We’ve seen the quality of our own schools go down, we need to be putting more money into educational opportunities. We also need to have jobs for those students to take,” he said, noting how, according to the census bureau, only 25% of people with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) were working in a stem job.
Carlson found that to be an “amazing statistic.”
Biden’s promises of amnesty and sweeping changes from Trump’s stronger immigration policies have apparently triggered a surge of detentions at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Wall Street Journal reported that Biden’s transition team “has grown concerned” and is “trying to decide which policies to change and when” so as to avoid “creating the appearance of leniency.”
In addition, Biden is already being targeted by progressive Democrats in Congress to undo much of what Trump put in place.
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