Comments on: Heaven’s Door http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=521 Sat, 06 May 2006 18:15:40 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=1.5.1.2 by: Brad http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=521#comment-347 Sun, 22 Jan 2006 18:57:21 +0000 http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=521#comment-347 Of course, but if we had 10-20 million educated illegals in this country working for fractions of what their American counterparts were, the borders would be closed. We have all heard the outcry of outsourcing jobs to other countries. Increased immigration either legal or illegal is the other side of the same coin. If you can't offshore your jobs to a cheaper workforce, than import some cheaper labor. A surplus of labor in any one market depresses wages. Of course, but if we had 10-20 million educated illegals in this country working for fractions of what their American counterparts were, the borders would be closed. We have all heard the outcry of outsourcing jobs to other countries. Increased immigration either legal or illegal is the other side of the same coin. If you can’t offshore your jobs to a cheaper workforce, than import some cheaper labor. A surplus of labor in any one market depresses wages.

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by: Watchdog http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=521#comment-280 Sun, 01 Jan 2006 20:34:44 +0000 http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=521#comment-280 A higher education almost always translates into a higher salary. A college educated computer programmer from India would contribute more to American society via taxes than an uneducated Mexican leaf blower being paid under the table. A higher education almost always translates into a higher salary.

A college educated computer programmer from India would contribute more to American society via taxes than an uneducated Mexican leaf blower being paid under the table.

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by: Slim http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=521#comment-277 Sat, 31 Dec 2005 21:44:30 +0000 http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=521#comment-277 It's really rather ignorant to call Borjas our nation’s foremost economic expert. But the guy is clever at shuffling facts. For example, a truck driver can argue that if a group of truck drivers (say black truck drivers just for this example) should be deported not be allowed to drive trucks in the USA for whatever reasons I happen to invent. He can argue all the benefits to all the other truck drivers. The position is convincing until of course you consider the effects on the rest of society. This is what Borjas does. He considers the costs and benefits not of everyone but only of those he favors thereby making himself out to be what Greg Mankiw calls a "crank". It’s really rather ignorant to call Borjas our nation’s foremost economic expert. But the guy is clever at shuffling facts.

For example, a truck driver can argue that if a group of truck drivers (say black truck drivers just for this example) should be deported not be allowed to drive trucks in the USA for whatever reasons I happen to invent. He can argue all the benefits to all the other truck drivers. The position is convincing until of course you consider the effects on the rest of society.

This is what Borjas does. He considers the costs and benefits not of everyone but only of those he favors thereby making himself out to be what Greg Mankiw calls a “crank”.

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