You've seen the ads. They're most prominent on Facebook....an ad that says "Tell Congress We Don't Need Any More Foreign Workers!"
Well, guess what? We do! A combination of events has made those foreign workers necessary, none bigger than the Welfare State itself. Any careful review of the programs made available to those who refuse to work shows the government gravy bowl is growing ever larger...a welfare check, food stamps (even for perfectly healthy adults...including college students), Section 8 housing vouchers, WIC for the breeders, free Medicaid, free or reduced tuition for the fruit of the breeders...with free school breakfasts and lunches thrown in, state sponsored kindergarten and pre-school and day care for infants, extremely generous Child Welfare Tax Credits, free cell phones and even reduced cost utilities, paid for by you through your own higher utility payments.
And that welfare state has produced at least two, sometimes three generations who abhor work of any kind. How many high school kids today work the farm fields to earn the money for their school clothes these days? How many illegal Mexicans now work at the order window of your local fast food joint....broken English thrown in for free?
Even good paying jobs go unfilled. Each month the Labor Department reports that more than 7 million high paying blue collar jobs go unfilled...with employers desperate for someone who'll learn to weld, or run a lathe, or maintain a junction box!
In Science and Engineering careers it's even worse. High school graduates, if they are able to read and write at all, are poorly qualified for jobs that require them to know basic math or science...the fruit of your national and state teachers unions, continually rewarded for failure.
For every outlandish story about Disney importing Indian Nationals to run their high tech entertainment networks there are a hundred stories of metal working firms, industrial firms, who beg for workers....workers who they'll even train "on the job" if someone will just step up. Except that "blue collar" is now nastier than the word "fuck" to those "safe space-seeking" college kids who aspire to degrees in "The History Of Transgenders In Colonial America" or "The Philosophy of Marx In The Post Industrial World". No welding wands or electric hammers for those kids.
Nope, the Welfare Generation wishes not to work. They grew up without shop class in school..that program replaced by the play of "musical chairs" where everyone has a seat waiting when the music stops.
We use to be able to solve our labor problems through the importation of Mexicans for field work, and some manner of European for industrial or artisan work. Except, now, so damn many of our immigrants arrive without notice, as illegal as hell, and then quickly learn about that huge bowl of government gravy that can be had with either an anchor baby, or fake ID, or some imaginative paperwork...no work required!
So, sadly, as we in-process each new crop of tit-suckers, and as we encourage the "everyone gets a blue ribbon" generation to resist labor..and live off the fat of the land, our labor needs simply go wanting...and we import someone...any damned one...whose willing to punch a time card ...to monitor an electrical station, or weld bar, or pick our lettuce.
Let's stop fooling ourselves. We do need those foreign workers...if for nothing else to fill in while both Mama and Papa take six month maternity leaves, or take sabbaticals to Africa, or leave industry to sign up for a government job (to administer the gravy bowl), or, sigh...just because "work" is both tiring and unrewarding...and not nearly as easy as drinking gravy from that big bowl brewed up in Washington D.C.