UK Establishment Admits Immigrants Worsen Unemployment—Why Not US?
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January 10, 2012, 02:10 PM
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Immigration from outside the EU `linked to UK jobless`

The government`s official advisers on migration say there is a link between immigration from outside the European Union and job losses among UK workers

That`s the state-owned BBC`s headline on a story about the British government`s Migration Advisory Committee`s just-released finding that immigrants from outside the UK do indeed worsen the unemployment rate for native-born Britons.

As always, there is a competing study with typical immigration enthusiast weaseling about the impact being hard to trace.

But the BBC`s own reporter, Danny Shaw, comments that "the MAC report is arguably the most persuasive because it draws on in-depth analysis and research - and it just makes sense."

The point, however, is that there is an actual debate in Britain. The concept of immigrant displacement of native-born workers is actually being discussed in Establishment circles.

In ignomious contrast, the only discussion of immigration`s impact on American workers that I`m aware of is by`s Ed Rubenstein (for example, see December`s Employment Report: Three-Fifths Of New Jobs Went To Immigrants).

And we`ve been doing it since 2004.

What`s wrong with the American Establishment?