President Obama wants amnesty for illegal immigrants and he is threatening to use Executive Orders to make it happen if Congress doesn’t act. Democrats want amnesty and so do many Republicans and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It’s only those heartless conservatives that want to throw the illegals out. Bloomberg News believes that trying to control the border is “Borderline Crazy”. Even Zero Hedge has a long article in which the author believes he has debunked all the reasons conservatives have to be against amnesty. The truth is, however, that immigrants, both legal and illegal, are replacing Americans in the workforce at an alarming rate. If that’s not bad enough, the robots are coming to take your jobs.
I’ve written several posts on the impact that robotics and software will have on the jobs market of the future. Please go to the last article link above and take the time to watch a very well done video “showing the encroachment of robots and automation ever further into the modern workplace”. The video is 15 minutes long and even though most Asylum Watch readers are of an age they may not be directly impacted by robots and automation, I encourage you to down load this video and insist that your children and grandchildren watch it and think about the implications this trend will have on their lives. If the producers of this video are right, and I believe they are, they will see in the not to distant future that unemployment rates of 30% or 40% or more will be the new normal.
Robotics and automation are inevitable. But, uncontrolled immigration does not have to be inevitable. The last thing America needs is millions more low skilled immigrants competing for the jobs tat robots and automation don’t take away.
Americans should not be expected to commit economic suicide.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?