Educated jobs are basically the only area you see direct competition between Americans and immigrants.
Just because those labor sectors are far more niche, the skills less applicable to other roles.
At the same time, there are profession were not great at meeting demand for.
Like Lung specialists who know how to treat people for black lung from coal. We have to import those people.
and Manufacturing; tech assembly work has been dominated by certain select Asian demographics for decades. I know, because I went to work in these places. Very few Americans there.
Remittances actually help developing nations a lot.
It’s much better than foriegn aid, it creates an educated cadre of people who can force things in their nation back home to change, and creates an investment dividend that uplifts everyone back home.
This is why Northern Mexico went through a huge housing boom in the mid 2000s, while southern Mexico, which wasn’t quite sending people to the U.S. then, was far less touched.
Nah, it’s perspective. I have copies of my great-great grandfather’s Ellis island sign-in sheet from when he came here from Italy.
He had been an unemployed carpenter who lived in his Uncle’s basement. Neither he nor my Norwegian ancestors would have met our today far more stringent educational and work skill requirements.
I don’t see how those requirements are fair or necessary. Criminal background checks should be good enough.
Neither of those “rube” population stocks made America worse. Really, it was immigrants interested in the American dream who helped us get over the butt hurt of the Civil War. They had no time for those squabbles, there was work to be done.
And that’s at the core of what we see immigrants; they’re more productive and far less interested in culture wars. I’ll gladly spend time with them over the native-born University Grad who tweets for the 1000th time how repressive America is, and how we must defeat “white supremacy” or the “patriarchy”.
The immigrants are not the rot here.