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BEING ANTI-IMMIGRANT IS RACIST

Or at the very least, nationalist. Or just economically ignorant. Possibly all three. Immigrants only stand a chance to get by if they do something useful for other people. Employment is not a zero sum game and the more people who are adding value to the economy, the better off we are all going to be. Jose may have gotten the job you wanted but only because he offered a better value to his employer. He didn’t take “your” job. Unless there is something magic about being born inside the borders of this country, there is no reason an immigrant should not have the same opportunity to benefit an american employer as anyone else. Arguments about social security and other government “benefits” should not be about immigrants but those rules themselves.

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