According to the yearly “Economic Report of the President,” the White House of President Joe Biden is giving jobs for migrants a higher priority than assisting many millions of underprivileged Americans in finding respectable employment.
The Biden-endorsed paper, which listed various “Options to Increase the U.S. Labor Supply,” said that a rising percentage of males are not even looking for work, the baby boomers are aging, and there are also fewer young People.
The first recommendation in the study for increasing worker numbers is “More Immigration”—not assisting Americans in finding good jobs.
“Generally, research indicates that the fiscal consequences of immigration are largely beneficial and that the effects of recently arrived immigrants on domestic workers’ earnings and employment are quantitatively extremely small.”
Notwithstanding overwhelming evidence that migration increases housing costs and reduces family wages, the paper calls for the amnesty for around 11 million “illegals” and the importation of a large number of visa workers to fill the jobs that U.S. graduates need:
Approximately 11 million illegal migrants might be given a road to citizenship through immigration reform, which would help to expand the labor pool. Additional immigration policy changes might include removing per-nation employment restrictions, increasing the number of diversity visas (politically diluting white people), and also increasing the J-1 program, which allows more professors, researchers, and students to come to the US for training and to exchange ideas and methods.
The second option presented in the paper is the country’s custom of rewarding CEOs and investors who locate, educate, and hire fellow American residents, including the least qualified and employable individuals.
Even still, the report’s second option, “Pulling More Adults into the Work Market,” is presented as a chance for additional government intervention rather than as the typical workplace negotiation between expanding businesses and wage-seeking people in a competitive national labor market.
Federal daycare, diversionary programs, aid payments, regional economic development, legislation requiring unionization and better working condtions —which is referred to as “improving workers’ bargaining power”—are all on the list of acceptable actions in the report.
The research denies the simple solution of aiding Americans by restricting the job market with migratory restraints so companies are forced to recruit even the most least-wanted Americans with promises of salary, training, and good treatment.
With that strategy in 2019 and 2020, President Donald Trump immediately put pressure on workers to pay better and make investments in machinery that would increase productivity.
The research acknowledged without mentioning Trump’s immigration restrictions that “the last expansion attracted many employees into the labor market and the steady surge in participation between the years 2016 and 2019 shocked many economists.”
But, the majority of Biden’s corporate-backed progressives favor increased immigration, and they have allowed at least 6 million migrants to live in and work in American homes and workplaces.
Without mentioning Biden’s migration expansions, the paper stated that “on average, incomes adjusted for inflation decreased for 2022, though they showed rise in the second half.”
The White House study, however, was created by a group of advisers who may have different opinions than Biden’s top lieutenants.
Hence, in addition to the approximately 6 million American citizens who were left behind when manufacturing was outsourced to China and local employment was filled by migrants, their paper also includes confessions and evidence demonstrating how migration limitations would benefit 150 million working Americans.
Because it enables elites to distance themselves from the concerns and interests of common Americans, the population influx also lessens the political influence of native-born Americans.