For countless of times already, Trump administration makes 2 claims in justifying its crackdown among immigrants as well as their family.
- Immigrants are taking away the jobs from the native-born Americans and;
- Immigrant are being the root cause of the crime rate increase
Both of the said statements are accepted widely in the country. US Gallup polls had indicated as well that around twice as many people do believe that immigrants are taking their job opportunities. Around 5x as many people do believe that immigrants are making the crime rate worse in which, both of the said statements were unreal and just considered as myth.
Are Immigrants really bad for Native Citizens of a Country?
But the question is, why we believe that immigrants are causing damage to the economy?
The reason here all falls to the psychological trick we are playing on ourselves.
Years of data is actually contradicting the concept that immigrants are creating lower wages and unemployment among American laborers. This is also backed by a study performed by the American Economic Review.
Slight Touch of Hope
In the beginning of 1942, the Bracero program has offered legal permits for about half a million Mexican to enter and work for the US in exchange of low-wage income, mainly in agriculture. This is because Johnson administration believed that the program will help in reducing wages and domestic employment, but it was later canceled in 1964.