Well, If legal immigration system had kept up with the changing American Economy we would have not been here.
I am waiting 11 years for a green card after being approved for a green card and having a full time job in the US that came in on invitation of US employer in high tech industry.
So no wonder there is such low incentive to go through legal process because the system is broken.
The issue is labor just like capital ought to be subjected to free flow and competition in a system called Capitalism that prevailed over communism a little while back. It is good for both capital and labor as it forces " Sector Rotation" Optimization and Efficiency. We need to be making Mars landing focused energy efficient economy or someone else will.
As for the low skilled part of equation making room for low skilled jobs for current Americans by denying low wage people willing to work creates entitlement and preserves class structure in US for current Americans instead of natural progression into higher skilled jobs.
Remember Organic growth in the United States by opening new sectors like energy and space and open competition will bring the best days of United States ahead of us instead of restricting free flow of capital and labor and proposing low wage dependent factories or farms relocate or only open outside of US while making room for or guaranteeing a low skill job for current American creating inflation and also natural imbalances.
July 27, 2013 at 10:28 a.m.