Talking about the struggles of the overworked American, what do you expect from one world trade, that the Bangladesh people and others like them would start making $20/hour, have paid holidays and 2 weeks paid vacations? Why do you think this government wants to let in all of these Mexicans and others? Surely not to raise wages.
These people are being let in for no other reason than to carry the load until the American worker can be forced back into the job market at some later date. Right now, the American government is providing enough in welfare supplements and extended unemployment benefits that your average American worker is satisfied to sit on the sideline rather than take these low-wage jobs.
I think the Democrats have recognized an opportunity and devised a strategy to take advantage of the situation. It is to bring in, and legalize, as many immigrants as possible, in the hope the majority will be persuaded to become Democratic voters, as well as the new low-wage labor force.
It’s possible that if these immigrants can be persuaded to work for a low enough wage, the government then will be able to afford, temporarily, to continue subsidizing the American worker in a lifestyle that is acceptable, allowing them to continue sitting on the sidelines.
Hence, now you also have created a group of Americans who are dependent on the largesse of the party responsible for subsidizing their continued lifestyle. Anyone care to guess who they will be voting for?
Sooner or later these benefits will begin to dry up, forcing American workers who have been sitting on the sidelines back into the job market and the hapless immigrant out. The goal is to force the high-tech, highly productive American workers back into the job market at Third World wages.