Reduce all immigration

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Higher wages for U.S. citizens. On-the-job training. Higher employment.

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In 1981 I worked labor in the Twin Cities for over $11/hr. Back then far less than 10% of our workforce was non-citizens. It is now over 17%, probably about triple. While it might keep consumer costs down a little, a much higher price is paid by society overall due to depressed wages. Basically, we have an over-abundance of people who will work for less than U.S. citizens. Ever heard of supply and demand? It applies to the labor force, too. The Chamber of Commerce is lying about available workers. It's really just workers who won't work for the salary or wages that are being offered. This is no fault of immigrants, legal or illegal, or of those of us who need to support families. But to unnaturally suppress wages by this oversupply of workers should no longer be tolerated. Conservatives, liberals, and moderates should be in agreement. Remember Cezar Chavez? He brought the farmers hiring cheap labor to their knees by stopping the flow of cheap replacements. It's what's needed now.

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Nice thought piece by Manhattan Inst. http://bit.ly/19LkJ43
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3 years ago
HR 877 addresses this. United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Authorization Act http://1.usa.gov/1wNd9zS
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SB 1070 in AZ, the other side. http://1.usa.gov/1BJ1Ap6
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J. Tucker
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We need Secure Communities. http://www.ice.gov/secure-communities/get-the-facts

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SB 1070 in AZ, the other side. http://1.usa.gov/1BJ1Ap6