Saturday, April 22, 2006

Learning To Talkwise about Immigration

Learning to talkwise about immigration and debate the subject requires that you go beyond the emotional lingo being thrown around. You need to understand the total picture, the economic, political, and social impact of immigration both legal and illegal on our country. We have because of the 30 years of lax enforcement, built a society whose economic vitality is dependent upon low-cost, low-skilled labor i.e. labor from Mexico. Additionally, many macroeconomic factors such as the prolonged period of low inflation can be partially attributed to the wage-depression effects this inflow of low cost labor has had on our economy. We all agree that illegal immigration is wrong and that never before has our nation been faced with such a unique immigration related problem. The dilemma is how we go about solving this problem while at the same time transition from an economy built on our current immigration system or lack thereof to one that works? talkwise


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