Illegal immigration is particularly harmful to the most venerable Americans – those at the bottom of the economic ladder. Since illegals disproportionately work low skilled jobs, they keep wages pressed down in jobs that already don’t pay much to begin with.
Those in the media don’t like to acknowledge this fact, but for people who talk about “privilege” as much as they do, they should realize they’re privileged to work in jobs that aren’t threatened by illegal immigration.
Ted Cruz pointed out this fact in the November 10th Republican Presidential debate, stating
“I will say, the politics of it would be very, very different if a bunch of lawyers or bankers were crossing the Rio Grande. Or if a bunch of people with journalism degrees were coming over and driving down the wages in the press, then we would see stories about the economic calamity that is befalling our nation.”
The mental imagery of journalists marching across the border was funny enough – but imagine no more as there’s now an ad for it:
Cruz’s stance on immigration is similar to Trump’s insofar as both want to complete the border fence. Cruz’s may actually be more comprehensive than Trump’s, as Cruz also wants to triple the number of border agents, increase surveillance technology at the border, and complete the tracking system for those entering and exiting the country.
When asked who Trump would choose for his VP, he named Ted Cruz. Regardless of who ends up getting the nomination, if either wins the presidency we’ll finally see much needed action taken at the border.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]