Evidence that immigration depresses wages: U.S. & UK

There is a strong correlation between immigration—particularly illegal immigration—and wages.

The reason is simple — the economic principle of supply and demand. In the case of immigration, that means the more supply of workers, the lower the wages.

But liberal economists and proponents of mass immigration see immigration as an absolute economic good, insisting that immigration is necessary for the economy to grow. (Click here for the three reasons why liberals are wrong.)

The empirical evidence does not support the liberal position.

UK:

The Telegraph reports, Sept. 6, 2017, that during an appearance at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) at the UK Parliament, Prime Minister Theresa May said:

“We continue to believe as a government that it’s important to have net migration at sustainable levels, we believe that to be in the tens of thousands, because of the impact, particularly it has, on people at the lower end of the income scale in depressing their wages.”

USA:

National Economics Editorial reports, August 6, 2017:

According to the National Association of Home Builders, more than 56% of America’s developers are reporting labor shortages, which is forcing them to increase wages and improve working conditions to attract new talent.

In fact, according to Ted Wilson of Residential Strategies Inc. construction costs have risen by 30% this year—the majority of which is due to higher wages and increased overtime pay. That is, companies are being forced to hire American workers, and pay wages at fair market value.

The reason, of course, is President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration, resulting in fewer “undocumented” workers in the construction and other industries. See:

According to Stan Market, CEO of Texas’ Marek, as many as “half of the workers in construction in Texas are undocumented.” Many of them are leaving Texas, either to Mexico or to foolish and illegal U.S. sanctuary cities and states. See:

And it’s not just the construction industry. In Maine, the mere restriction of temporary work visas earlier this year led to higher wages, better working conditions, and lower unemployment.

All this is good news for American workers, whose real wages (not nominal wages) have not risen since 1973, in part because of the deflationary effects of illegal immigration.

So we should ask why America’s religious leaders officials are so adamant on promoting and protecting illegal immigrants and “refugees”:

~Eowyn

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7 responses to “Evidence that immigration depresses wages: U.S. & UK

  1. “The empirical evidence does not support the liberal position.” It rarely does. Feeeeeeeelings are what matter most to them.

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  2. Well, if this information doesn’t just feel like a kick in your gut! Yet, those in power continue to insist that “immigration” is just what we need, the reason for that is that their wage scale is not effected in the least degree with these massive influx of poor, uneducated people flooding our land.

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  3. I worked for a construction company in late 90s, accounting and payroll. I was really green, but I noticed that 12 Mexicans had the same SSN. Payroll supervisor said, “Sometimes a Mexican will work under different names.”
    Yeah,
    Right.
    “He” works under different names and racks up 400 work hours in a week. Meanwhile white Union guys are screwed over.

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  4. It’s nothing new, Pres. Reagan declared amnesty but then right after the influx continued to increase by the hundreds and it top topped during Mustafa Obama, There are soooooo many illegals working getting paid under the table, knowingly they are hired, no taxes, no union dues and the money goes out of the country. Stop illegal immigration and destroy DACA, let’s think AMERICANS FIRST AND FOREMOST

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  5. I have a buddy who is a drywall contractor and he gets piles of work because many illegals do a terrible job. He comes in and cleans up their mess. Also, they are dirty on the job site and steal repeatedly.

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  6. A ten-year-old could figure this out. They need “studies”? I keep saying the same thing because no one will ever understand this until they get it in their minds. THEY DON’T WORK FOR US!

    They are not “keeping our best interests to heart”. They are not “trying to do the right thing”. They are doing their owner’s bidding, period. It is getting harder and harder for them to spin their actions as something beneficial because they aren’t.

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