Liberals are siding with corporate America over the nations workers in their promotion of mass immigration, a key tool in keeping wages down, Center for Immigration Studies Director of Research Steven Camarota told lawmakers this week.
During a hearing before the House Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee, led by Chairman Bob Good (R-VA), Camarota said liberals such as President Joe Biden have broken with historical precedent in recent decades to defend the interests of corporations against American workers when it comes to national immigration policy.
Historically, progressives from Eugene Debs to A. Philip Randolph, they got that if you have lots of immigration, you tend to push down wages, Camarota said:
Unfortunately, a lot of progressives are lying with corporate America on this they want low wages. And theyre perfectly happy to ignore this crisis of non-work among working-age people, particularly the U.S.-born. Immigrants havent suffered this same problem. Its particularly U.S.-born men without a college degree and we know its a social disaster. [Emphasis added]
Even former President Obama, in his 2006 book The Audacity of Hope, admitted that illegal immigration threatened the wages of Americas working class:
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