Most economists are agreed that the workers hurt most by high immigration this year are the immigrants who came last year. They are exposed to the most direct labor competition.
The majority of Americans – who oppose high immigration – reject the idea of the federal government constantly reinforcing a semi-permanent under-class of foreign laborers.
Most Americans are FOR a society in which all Americans – including the foreign-born can live middle-class lifestyles. Congress should show some compassion toward the immigrants of this country.
And Congress should show some compassion toward the descendents of U.S. slavery who are only slightly less harmed by continued high immigration. The only time black Americans have made substantial economic progress in this country has been during periods of low immigration and tight labor markets.