Pat Buchanan on Jobs
2000 Reform Candidate for President
79% of all service workers are native-born, as are 68% of all workers in jobs requiring no more than a high-school education. What these numbers fairly shout is that native-born Americans ARE doing and WILL do the work illegal immigrants do.
But the arrival in our country of millions of immigrants every year, especially illegals who work for the wages offered, puts constant downward pressure on American wages. Cheap immigrant labor has reduced by 7.4% the wages of American workers performing low-skill jobs. This constitutes an injustice and a betrayal of the workingmen and women of America.
A: Yeah, I do believe this: Of the folks we travel around the country; some of the friendliest ones are African-American folks and other minority folks because they do believe I’m fighting to keep in the US the kinds of jobs that their kids are going to need and going to have if they’re going to make it into the middle class. These manufacturing jobs in America that I’m trying to save aren’t for Pat Buchanan. They’re not for people in graduate schools. They’re the road to the middle class for kids who quit school after high school maybe because they got into a little bit of trouble, or maybe because they want to, or they’re tired of school. Those are the things that used to bring those folks into the middle class.
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