News And Observer: Deporting Illegal Aliens Could Affect The Economy Or Something

News And Observer: Deporting Illegal Aliens Could Affect The Economy Or Something

If you deport all the illegals, there might not be enough around to clean toilets, pick fruits and veggies, and clean liberal houses. This has upset the editorial board of the Raleigh News and Observer

Spike in immigration arrests are arresting the economy

The Trump administration is arresting more people who are in the United States illegally, and that crackdown appears to be stemming the flow of immigrants entering illegally across the southern border. With the rising arrests President Trump is fulfilling a campaign promise, but he may also be undercutting his ability to fulfill his other pledge to increase the annual growth of the economy from 2 percent to 3 percent or more.

The arrests of immigrants here illegally have risen by nearly 40 percent in the first 100 days of President Donald Trump’s term as compared to the same period in 2016, according to the office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The uptick comes in the wake of an executive order signed by Trump increasing border security. While the Trump administration says it’s focusing on removing criminals, only 2,700 of the 41,300 arrested had been convicted of violent crimes.

What they forget to say in focusing on “violent crimes” is that most of the rest have been convicted of actual crimes, from low level ones like DUI to serious ones like identity theft and burglary. This has give the NOEB a Sad, so, they find their latest Excuse to support those who are unlawfully present

The crackdown is happening as the nation’s businesses are having difficulty finding employees. The national unemployment rate is at 4.4 percent, awfully close to full employment. Meanwhile, 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day.

As Trump sends people back across the border and discourages others from coming to the United States, he is aggravating the biggest obstacle to economic growth, a labor shortage. Unauthorized immigrants make up about 5 percent of the U.S. civilian workforce, according to Pew Research Center estimates, and reducing that number – about 8 million workers – will drive up costs for produce and construction. Immigrants working illegally in this country have accounted for nearly half of the nation’s 800,000 crop farm workers in recent years.

It will supposedly cause a problem in the construction industry, where there’s a labor shortage. Then they jump to

Labor needs can’t be an excuse for employers not to follow immigration laws that call for verifying a worker’s immigration status, though that has been a common practice.

They should have just stopped there, because unlawful conduct is still unlawful conduct. But, they continue the paragraph

And in theory, fewer immigrant workers should drive up the pay of American workers. But the actual situation is that the economy needs the boost provided by workers here illegally and American workers are not stepping in to fill the labor gap as immigrant workers are pushed out of the economy.

Why would so many employers hire U.S. citizens when they can underpay illegals? And, yes, there is a big dearth in skills for doing lots of these jobs, because everyone has to get a degree from a college nowadays, one which is often worthless for just about any job. It is still no excuse to tolerate people being unlawfully present in the country.

The NOEB briefly discusses expanding work visas, but, they find those lead to workers being “effectively shackled to the employer who sponsors them and vulnerable to abuses in pay and work conditions and sexual assaults.” And that doesn’t happen to illegals? People who can’t complain? What they really want is “comprehensive immigration reform”, otherwise known as amnesty. Easy citizenship for people who broke our laws and didn’t earn citizenship. People who often do not learn the language yet demand that we give them the ability to vote, healthcare, housing, education, food, and money.

Democrats will trot out any excuse to create a big new segment of the population that is beholden to the government and will vote Democrat. That’s what this is all about.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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