For John, BLUF: Supposedly we protect illegal immigrants from the long cruel arm of the law, but then we neglect to admit we are not thus protecting them from abusive employers, employers who pay below prevailing wages. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Don Surber, by , February 17, 2020.
Here is the lede plus one:
Breitbart News reported, "Florida’s E-Verify bill will likely push 140,000 illegals out of Florida jobs and make it difficult for employers to hire replacement workers at current wages, says a university study funded by the investors who are trying to block the E-Verify bill.So illegal immigration is keeping wages suppressed, hurting not just illegal immigrants, but also US Citizens looking for work. It is a double bad thing. It is wrong, but it is what Democrats think is the way life should be.
"If 'existing undocumented workers were to exit the Florida economy in the number anticipated were E-Verify adopted, the adequate numbers of native workers would not be available at current wage rates,' says the draft report funded by FWD.us, an advocacy group for billionaire investors, including Mark Zuckerberg.
"'This is basically making the case for us that employers are employing illegal workers to keep wages low and to increase their own profits,' said Rosemary Jenks, director of government relations at NumbersUSA. 'If they can’t replace those workers at the same [pay] level, then, oh my gosh, then they are going to have to increase wages [for Americans]. … It is exactly what should happen.'
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff