It’s the Immigration Law, stupid!

Posted on May 1, 2010


I don’t like Andrés Oppenheimer’s column when dealing with Latin-America issues, usually. But I must recognize this time he nailed the core of the illegal immigrants problem.

So, who will do all the work if the unfitted immigration law was to be applied and all the illegals were to be forced to leave?

The U.S. labor market demands up to 500,000 low-skilled workers a year, while the current U.S. immigration system allows for only 5,000 permanent visas for that category, according to the National Immigration Forum, a pro-immigration reform advocacy group.

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