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'Immigrants Are Stealing Our Jobs!'

Many Americans lately have become convinced that immigrants are “stealing” our jobs right from underneath us. This statement, no matter how many “yee yees” claim it to be true, couldn’t be further from the truth. The real reason people aren’t finding jobs as easily is because the work ethic of Americans is seemingly decreasing constantly.

One issue with the stance is that only legal immigrants can get jobs most of the time, or at least good jobs with benefits and decent pay, and the claim is almost always aimed at illegal immigrants. The Immigration Reform Control Act requires every employer to check that the each employee is legally able to work in the U.S. and it is illegal to hire people who are unauthorized to work in the U.S. Therefore, illegal immigrants aren’t stealing jobs from lazy white people.

The real problem with the theory is that these immigrants have the American dream mentality, but born-here Americans don’t. It seems many Americans believe their perfect life should be handed to them on a silver platter, while immigrants work endless hours to be able to put food on the table. So while people from other countries are working unimaginable shifts and jobs that most people wouldn't want, white people sit back at their cushy homes, don't try to get a decent job and complain about how people not from here are taking jobs from them. conditions.

America was built on immigration. Everything the country now has can in some way be traced back to immigrants. The people believing America is better off without immigrants seem to not realize their own ancestors were immigrants. If American-born people would actually put in some effort into finding work, then they wouldn't have any reason to sit around complaining. Jobs will always go to those most deserving, regardless of where other people might be from. If the American Dream was reinstalled into the minds of all Americans and not just the immigrants that come here, then Americans would have no reason to blame others for their lack of success.


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