Limit supply and prices for the labor and every product that labor produces has to rise.
Increase supply of labor and it becomes worthless, and you have no customers for those products labor produces.
When labor commands a higher wage, wealth results. When labor cannot command a higher wage, poverty results. The 2014 economy is conclusive proof.
What you are forgetting is that we are in a GLOBAL economy.
We're in an American economy where Congress forces our workers to compete with the Chinese government on wages.
Try to stop it and you will only drive prices higher and hurt the economy in the long run.
We haven't tried to stop it for 20 years and now we have 47 million people on food stamps. Hurt the economy?
You think a police state is somehow a good thing?
You think widespread contempt for the law is a good thing? It is illegal today to hire undocumented workers. Has been for decades.
Oh so it's really about race. I get it.
And you think it's not about race for the immigrants too? Let me guess, you've never lived anywhere near an immigrant neighborhood, have you?
You don't want those brown people who don't speak English immigrating to the US. Never mind that your ancestors were immigrants too and probably came here illegally as well and probably lived in "a large ethnic enclave in an American city".
And within a generation, they were:
1. English speakers
3. Attending college
4. Award winning journalists
5. Military officers