Immigrants Aren't Taking American Jobs
Summary: Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, has called for a crackdown on illegal immigrants, saying they compete directly against vulnerable American workers. He promises to cut back legal immigration with new controls he says would “boost wages and ensure open jobs are offered to American workers first.” On the other hand, Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival, takes a view, saying immigrants contribute to the economy whether they are here legally or not, by providing labor for American employers and opening businesses that create jobs for Americans rather than taking them.
Connection: This connects to the past when African American's had different working conditions than white people. They did not have the same rights because they were African American, and like these immigrants, they cannot really take any job opportunities because they are not American citizens, so they also have different rights.
Critical Thinking Questions:
Do you think that immigrants should get the chance to work in the U.S? Why ?
Do you think it is fair that immigrants are not allowed to work in the U.S. just because they are not from here ?