Democrat Alex Sink, champion of the working man and woman, let slip one of the main motivating factors behind immigration “reform”: access to cheap labor.
Florida Democratic congressional candidate Alex Sink said immigration reform was important at a Tuesday debate because, without it, it would be difficult for employers to find people to clean hotel rooms and do landscaping.
“Immigration reform is important in our country,” she said. “We have a lot of employers over on the beaches that rely upon workers and especially in this high-growth environment, where are you going to get people to work to clean our hotel rooms or do our landscaping? We don’t need to put those employers in a position of hiring undocumented and illegal workers.”
Go here to read the rest. It is hilarious, and mendacious, for her to pretend that such positions are not already filled with illegal aliens. The whole point in immigration “reform” is to combat demographics going through the floor in Latin America, and continue waves of illegals with the lure of amnesty. Her statement is a clear, if unintentional, underlining of the class basis surrounding this issue. Native blue collars, people like my late parents, I guess are just too expensive to hire in the eyes of people like Alex Sink, so an alternative cheap supply of labor must be found. If that drives the wages of legal Americans down and raises unemployment for them, that is their fault for not being rich as Alex Sink.