Will Illegal Immigration Crackdown Improve Wages?

Will Illegal Immigration Crackdown Improve Wages?

There was a report recently that forecast another silver lining to Trump’s immigration plan saying that it will do more than keep our nation safer but that it will also make us wealthier too. We all heard and hopefully by now we are all aware of the safety issues created by illegal immigration. Is there anyone today, who can honestly argue that getting a handle on illegal immigration doesn’t make us all safer?

We also have been informed that illegal immigration is a burden on our nation’s financial state and a strain on our healthcare system. So obviously it aides both those areas of America’s overall health as a nation of people united. What one recent story reported, however, could be a microcosm to what could be yet another benefit of reducing and preventing illegal immigration.

That report suggests that not only will improved efforts at handling illegal immigration create more employment opportunities (that part isn’t a new discussion) but it will also improve wages.

Okay – now you have my attention!

The story was reporting on a recently organized raid on multiple facilities under the operation of Koch Foods. According to this report, that raid resulted in enough illegal immigrants being caught that Koch had to set up a job fair to fill all the new openings!

We give Koch Foods the benefit of the doubt and in large part due to their “adherence” to a screening process aimed to eliminate the hire of illegals. As our story asked though, “… if they claim to already be using E-Verify, how come so many illegals were working there?” That program or hiring system followed by Kock is the federal government database E-Verify, and ideally, this should all but eliminate any chance for hiring illegal workers. This is why that term adherence is so important and hence, the benefit of the doubt given but ever so tenuously.

The bigger story here,  however, isn’t about the raid on Koch or the integrity of their hiring practices. No, it is about how this will impact the new-hire process at Koch, and everywhere else. What if, what happened here, is a microcosm of every time a position opens as a result of removing an illegal immigrant? The point our author and that story made was that now, not only was Koch needing to fill these positions but they also needed to do it fast and with the highest quality employees. That all equates, naturally, to spending top dollar.

Make no mistake, Koch Foods, for those who don’t know is no small player or company. As a food manufacturer and distributor, they are no stranger to success. So yes, they have the money to spend and a reputation to try and uphold but that doesn’t mean other companies won’t also be inclined (and wisely so) to follow suit. Our President campaigned on working to fix our immigration problems, building a wall and making this country a safer one. What he didn’t mention was that fixing the illegal immigration problem would also result in better wages for workers. Do you think he knew?

What happened at Koch Foods, although on a larger-than-normal scale, isn’t an isolated event. Although it may be hard to determine if the fault normally falls on the hiring practices or motives of a business or the deceptive efforts of illegal workers, fixing the problem seems to have some far-reaching benefits.

It also probably isn’t too early to point out that there wasn’t a single Democrat, then or now, that has or would take such a strong and deliberate stance on immigration practices. If Donald Trump wasn’t the President of the United States, we wouldn’t even be having this discussion. This raid may never have occurred and our issues with illegal immigration would likely have remained unchanged, at best.

Will the crackdown on illegal immigration improve the wages of American workers? Well, if a not-so-small sample like what happened with Koch is any indicator, it is a very real possibility. Of course, being able to go to bed knowing you are a little safer at night is a pretty good benefit too!


23 thoughts on “Will Illegal Immigration Crackdown Improve Wages?

  1. Take my name off your E-mails… I don’t want to receive any of your FAKE NEWS about the bastard that is in the White House… We want him OUT…… He is destroying the United States and our lands…. Made all the leaders of countries that are allies cut off… He only likes Putin and Kim , two of the worst people on this planet, he is there puppet… They say kiss my ass, he bends over and does it…. What ever he does is done for his own good… How much money has he put in his bank accounts that is tax payers money… Millions…. For some one that said he wouldn’t be playing golf, he would be working… What a JOKE!!!!!!!!

  2. We recently had a vehicle accident, the fault of the accident was an illegal speeding too fast and couldn’t control his vehicle coming around a corner. He ended up in the middle of our lane and hit us head on. Our vehicle was totaled as was his. He had no insurance, no driver’s license, had to be hospitalized for quite a while since he had numerous broken bones, the dr indicated that he would need rehab for minimum of two yrs. So here we are, now looking for a used pickup which now costs over $20K. We had liability insurance only as our pickup was older (1998) and wouldn’t have been worth the high insurance rate that pickup costs, we rec’d a little over #3K from our insurance. We had just invested $$ to get the brakes, air conditioning to get repaired and planned to keep it for at least another three yrs as everything else worked fine. Now not only do we have to spend thousands for another pickup, we as taxpayers will also have to pay for this illegal’s hospital bills and his rehab. The dems that want these illegals should be held accountable for ALL the illegals’ costs to the taxpayers.

  3. Illegals take jobs away from U.S. citizens. Maybe with them gone, Legal Citizens will have a chance to get those jobs.
    If the Legal Citizens don’t want to take those jobs, fill the slots with selected, convicted felons (non-violent, non-rapist, non-murdering) , juvenile delinquents, fat feminists, welfare kweens and the like.

  4. with a 21 trillion national debt we do not need wages to go up. the threat f 15 per hour has already made Walmart go to self check up and the laying off of employees. they haven’t got enough employees left to stock the shelves. Mc Donald’s is trying to get people to use the self check in, but very few use. it. they are refusing to keep someone on the cash register. people are standing in line. remember the 21 trillion debt, that was mostly caused by our enemy, obamdumbo.

  5. Absolut5ely correct that stopping the hiring of illegals will raise wages. Simple Econ 101 tells us that the constant influx of desperate workers at the bottom of the wage scale will push down or hold down entry-level wages. But the damage does not stop there. Suppressing entry-level wages suppresses the wages up the scale sort of like dominoes. The influx of illegals has had the effect of suppressing wages and salaries for an entire generation. When the bottom will accept less, everyone earns less. The obverse is also true. When the entry-level and bottom wages go up, the competition of for skilled and experienced employees pushes up their wages and salaries as well. My guess is that wages and salaries will increase substantially, rapidly making up the ground of the last 20 years of stagnant wages, influencing everyone up to at least the $250,000 per year level. The substantial increases in wages will fuel a housing boom and a vehicle boom as many more people can afford to buy homes and newer vehicles.
    On the other side, the left wants wages low to keep people in poverty and more in need of government programs. Socialism is not attractive to people who are doing well. Also, the uber rich, usually leftists, want to pay less for all the people they employ, and they don’t want nouveau-riche, newly rich entrepreneurs, competing for the lifestyles of the rich and famous. That is why the left wants illegals to keep wages suppressed.

  6. Trump can create yet another boom, this one for the lower and middle classes, by stopping employment of illegals.

  7. What about the oil driller in SWTexas that hires nothing but illegals. The president of that company was a major obysmal donor and has owner interest in the hunting ranch antonin Scalia was either murdered or died at.

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