Some brilliant Republican solons from the great state of Missouri have released an official state report that argues that abortion has led to illegal immigration. The ‘argument?’
Abortion has eliminated U.S. workers, leading to a need for illegal immigrants.
Clearly, these brilliant minds have never heard of the meat-packing industry. The meat-packing industry used to be unionized, and, consequently, virtually all of its workers were either legal residents or citizens. Then the unions were busted, resulting in crappy pay and dangerous conditions, and many people–rightfully so–did not want to be meat-packers. So who would take these jobs? Desperate people, including…wait for it…illegal immigrants.
In many industries populated by illegal immigrants, documented workers won’t take those jobs because they are awful jobs. Improve wages and working conditions, and you’ll see more legal workers in those work sectors.
Is there anything other than gays and fetuses that the Republicans think about?