5.01.2007

Lazy, Job-Stealing Immigrants?

In Lazy, Job-Stealing Immigrants? (Washington Post - 4.30.07) Sebastian Mallaby debunks many of the myths promoted by American nativists, including:

People accuse immigrants of gang violence, drunken driving and a general contempt for the law. False!

People say immigrants are feckless and lazy. False!

People say that immigrants steal jobs from native-born Americans. False!

People say that immigrants burden social services while not paying taxes. False!

People say that immigrants cause wage losses even if they don't cause job losses. False!

People say that the country will do better putting up barriers and ejecting undocumented workers. False!

Learn the truth.