If you are making less than $15.00 per hour then this labor/letter is addressed to you. If you are part-time or have stopped job hunting, this epistle is for you also. It is also for those just beginning their foray into the labor market, those looking for their very first or second jobs. I wanted to write and let you know that there are some things you are being led astray about.
I know that everyone has a soft heart for the Daca kids, I do too. But there is a problem for the American worker that nobody, especially the media and business, wants anyone to even think about. Illegal immigrants work for less money, sometimes for much less money. If your employer can hire someone to fill your job for a much lower wage, you are out of a job. If it happens all across America then (and it has) then wages go down, raises become scarce and when they are given they boil down to pennies! Jobs become much harder to find, unemployment rates go up. There are many more people than there are jobs so employers can offer less money, fewer or no benefits, employees become less valuable since they are so easy to replace so as a result are not treated well at all.
My dear worker, the businesses desperately want the borders to stay open and they need the illegal workers to keep comming. The media is in love with the emotional picture of those poor children who dream of a better life in America. My heart does go out to them, and if you will just Google it you will find out that we are one of the most generous nations on earth, if not the most generous! However, American kids on farms, in cities and deprived neighborhoods have dreams too. These kids have grown up in America and their parents have worked hard trying to give them a better life. The taxpayers have contributed and invested in their future and this country is their home. They are citizens! Should their dreams not come first?
Do we even have the right to throw away these children’s future to allow in more immigrants just so businesses can make more money? Should Washington have the power to sacrifice the jobs and future pay checks of so many Americans?
The media demonizes President Trump because he is trying to turn this around. While it would put money in your pocket, it would change the balance of power. If there were more jobs and fewer people, wages would go up and it would also mean less competition for good jobs. There is a name for this, The Law of Supply and Demand! We cannot keep biting the hand that is trying to help us. Immigration ought to be controlled by merit and chain migration has to be stopped. We are the only country in the world that has this type of crazy willy-nilly system!
As American workers the time has come to fight for our pay checks and jobs. It is time to wake up! President Trump is fighting corporate America, the media and many in Congress who want to keep our borders open and leaky because they have been influenced by lobbyists.
Let’s all make it better together-
PS: I guess I posted by mistake. I really wasn’t through editing this yet and wanted to add and subtract. Not fair that you have to read a first draft, just please keep that in mind!!