The indiscriminate immigration plans launched by President Joe Biden, coupled with the intention to forcibly impose a $15 minimum wage, results in an explosive combo that, according to Joseph LaVorgna, chief economist at the National Economic Council during the Trump administration, will end up hurting mainly the poorest Americans and legal immigrants.
LaVorgna, on the “Just the News AM“ television program, strongly criticized the Biden administration’s policies, which with a romantic discourse, Democrats present the measures as morally correct policies, but ultimately end up hurting mostly those most in need.
“If you just have a program that essentially lets in anybody who wants to come in, what you’re going to wind up doing is depressing wages and really hurting the lower-skilled people right now on the bottom of the income,” precisely the opposite effect the left claims to be fighting for.
In 2010, under the Obama administration, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) released a report titled, The Impact of Illegal Immigration on the Wages and Employment Opportunities of Black Workers.”
Illegal workers are up to one-third of all immigrants in the United States
Among the most salient findings, it was estimated that illegal workers account for up to one-third of all immigrants in the United States and that illegal immigration has tended to increase the supply of low-skilled, low-wage labor available.
The effects of this situation on the most impoverished Americans and the least well-off legal immigrants are devastating. Considering the unfair competition of an illegal citizen willing to charge much less for the same work.
Who does Biden’s immigration policies hurt the most?
One of the most affected sectors is undoubtedly the black community, on which the Trump administration had a great commitment and carried out many concrete actions that led to improved quality of life in general terms and among other achievements led African American workers to achieve their lowest unemployment rates.
But as they continue to be a very vulnerable sector of the population, these new policies directly hurt them.
The Trump administration’s achievements in terms of employment and poverty reduction were based precisely on strict control of illegal immigration and incentives to U.S. producers and entrepreneurs, guaranteeing free market policies that allowed local businesses, large and small, to develop, grow and consequently hire more employees.
LaVorgna warned that it must be ensured that illegal immigration does not suppress the wages of low-skilled workers, and that it should be a priority for any immigration plan.
Also criticized was the plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, a proposal included in Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, which, incidentally, was also heavily criticized.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that the proposal would result in the loss of 1.4 million jobs and price increases.
In the current economic crisis, where thousands of companies are in a critical economic situation, the imposition of a minimum wage can easily drive them into bankruptcy, while large companies, and especially monopolistic ones, will pass the wage increase costs onto the prices of their products, which will generate inevitable price inflation.
Currently, with more than 18 million Americans out of work, the almost unrestricted entry of immigrants, the closing of thousands of businesses, and an inflationary spiral, are determining factors to build real economic and social chaos.