Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Thomas Sowell on Illegal Immigration

Dr. Sowell addresses this week's hot issue:

"The Bush administration is pushing a program to legalize 'guest workers.' But what is a guest? Someone you have invited. People who force their way into your home without your permission are called gate crashers."

He goes on to discuss several pro illegal immigration arguments, including from an economic perspective:

"How often have we heard that illegal immigrants 'take jobs that Americans will not do'? What is missing in this argument is what is crucial in any economic argument: price. Americans will not take many jobs at their current pay levels -- and those pay levels will not rise so long as poverty-stricken immigrants are willing to take those jobs."

The entire article is worth a read.


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