Maybe the president should rename his executive order “Buy American, Hire Foreign.”

And even those limits were merely a way station; the avowed goal of the corporate/libertarian Right (and the multicultural Left) has always been the unrestricted flow of foreign workers. When President Bush relaunched his immigration push in 2004, after it had been derailed by 9/11, he described his core goal: “If an American employer is offering a job that American citizens are not willing to take, we ought to welcome into our country a person who will fill that job.” Had Bush gotten his way, every one of the employers described above who are raising wages, offering benefits, and scouring the countryside for workers would be attesting that “American citizens are not willing to take” their jobs, and so foreign workers are needed. Under a market-driven immigration policy, instead of signing bonuses and prison work-release, we’d see staffing firms bringing in planeloads of Bulgarian pipefitters, Peruvian dishwashers, Pakistani landscapers, and more. Blue-collar wage increases would be smaller or non-existent, and the growth in non-work would continue uninterrupted.

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