Them the People

Them the People

Them the People, September 2008
Low-skilled foreign workers continue to flood the labor pool — and fuel the debate over our changing economy

This is the first in a three-part series on immigration.

America has long had a love-hate affair with being a destination for the world’s huddled masses. In spite of its roots as a nation built by people from every corner of the globe, its history is dotted with numerous periods of angry sentiment and public backlash against those very immigrants. Now, with immigration in the U.S. at an all-time high, a legion of politicians, business leaders and advocates on both sides of the debate are again calling to reform the nation’s border policies. Not surprisingly, much of that discord is a direct result of the impact that immigration — both legal and illegal — has on our economy. [click title to continue reading]

Part II, Welcome to the Jungle, October 2008
Part III, Beyond the Wall, November 2008

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