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Sowell Explains Absurdity of Pro-Amnesty Argument

In his column today on HEO, Thomas Sowell has a great quote that points out the absurdity of an argument made often by advocates of amnesty for illegal immigrants:

How often have we heard that illegal immigrants "take jobs that Americans will not do"? What is missing in this argument is what is crucial in any economic argument: price.

Americans will not take many jobs at their current pay levels — and those pay levels will not rise so long as poverty-stricken immigrants are willing to take those jobs.

If Mexican journalists were flooding into the United States and taking jobs as reporters and editors at half the pay being earned by American reporters and editors, maybe people in the media would understand why the argument about "taking jobs that Americans don’t want" is such nonsense.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.

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Miss Sellers is the assistant online editor of HumanEvents.com. E-mail her at isellers@eaglepub.com.

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