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[-] Number1SummerJam 28 points 7 months ago

Why??? We're experiencing a shortage of workers for the jobs nobody wants to do and there is an entire wave of people ready to get their foot in the door in our country. They're not criminals either, all the people I know who are immigrants from Spanish speaking countries are kind, practical, outgoing, intelligent and hard workers- they definitely know how to party too. I wish more people would learn Spanish so we could fix this disconnect between the US and its neighbors.

[-] paultimate14 75 points 7 months ago

We're experiencing a shortage of workers for the jobs nobody wants to do

We're experiencing a shortage of workers for the jobs no one wants to do AT THE WAGES THE EMPLOERS WANT TO PAY TO PEOPLE WHO ARE VULNERABLE TO EXPLOITATION.

There's not a shortage of workers, but of wages.

[-] [email protected] -2 points 7 months ago

Except that US has an aging population and it's going to get worse in future because the birth rates aren't that high. Closing off border is going to fuck US in the long run.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 7 months ago

Yeah, but by then all the old people making the decisions will have milked the system dry and died.

[-] paultimate14 2 points 7 months ago

Oh I agree the closing off the border is dumb. Only a tiny fraction of illegal immigration is over the border anyways: the vast majority is people overstaying Visa's.

But the whole "aging population" issue is just more propaganda from corporate interests to try to find ways to get more workers and continue to suppress wages.

Why is the population aging in the first place? No one can afford to have children.

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