Less Illegal Immigration Benefited Arizona
“After Arizona passed a series of tough anti-immigration laws, Rob Knorr couldn’t find enough Mexican field hands to pick his jalapeño peppers. He sharply reduced his acreage and invested $2 million developing a machine to remove pepper stems. His goal was to cut the number of laborers he needed by 90% and to hire higher-paid U.S. machinists instead,” the Wall Street Journal reports.
Economists Still Dispute Wage Impact of Illegal Immigration
“One of the reasons lower-income workers have taken such a hit over the past few decades is because of illegal immigration. But how much of a hit is a matter of great debate among economists. Harvard immigration specialist George Borjas finds that during the 1980s and 1990s, low-skilled immigration reduced the wages of U.S. born high-school dropouts by about 10%,” the Wall Street Journal wrote.
“His Harvard colleague and sometimes academic collaborator, Lawrence Katz, is more sanguine about the impact.”
Geert Wilders: It’s Time to Stop Muslim Immigration
“The Islamization of Europe will profoundly influence European politics. Winning the Islamic vote will become the goal of ever more European politicians. As a result, Europe’s policies will become even less friendly towards Israel and the United States than they already are. The Atlantic alliance is in danger,” says Dutch politician Geert Wilders at Brietbart.com.
U.S. Schools Stuck With Huge Costs from Immigration
“As U.S. presidential candidates fight over the best way to address the influx of Central Americans across the Southwest border — with debate about building walls and deporting immigrants — the nation’s public schools have opened their doors, taking responsibility for helping tens of thousands of children find their footing here,” the Washington Post says.
“Many of the new arrivals don’t speak much English and are behind academically. They often come with scars, having fled desperate poverty or violence or both. Many endured difficult journeys, sometimes leaving their families behind or rejoining parents in the United States after years of separation. And U.S. schools, already strapped for resources, are trying to provide special services, including English-language instruction and mental-health care.”