WSJ: American Workers "Crowding Out" Illegals
December 21, 2008, 09:57 PM
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Mickey Kaus reports, (scroll down one item)

Jobs Americans Won't Will Do: A WSJ report contradicts two pieces of pro-legalization CW:
1) 'Crops will rot in the fields without legalization and a "guest worker" program': Not this year—

Growers across the country are reporting that farmhands are plentiful; in fact, they are turning down potential field workers.

2) 'Non-immigrant Americans just won't do tough, dirty jobs like agricultural field work and day labor' Not any more—

In particular, Mr. Gray has observed an influx of U.S.-born Latinos and other workers who previously shunned field work. "These are domestic workers who appear to be displacing immigrants," says Mr. Gray.

A similar situation has emerged in U.S. cities from New York to Los Angeles, where unemployed, nonimmigrant laborers are seeking informal work that typically has been performed by low-skilled immigrants ...

In particular, Mr. Gray has observed an influx of U.S.-born Latinos and other workers who previously shunned field work. "These are domestic workers who appear to be displacing immigrants," says Mr. Gray.A similar situation has emerged in U.S. cities from New York to Los Angeles, where unemployed, nonimmigrant laborers are seeking informal work that typically has been performed by low-skilled immigrants ...

Kaus has more, but all you need to know is that the report was titled U.S. Workers Crowding Out Immigrant Laborers , [By Miriam Jordan, (Email her) December 20, 2008] Wrap your mind around that headline for a few moments. We have VDAWDI—the VDARE.com American Worker Displacement Index. Is the WSJ going to come up with the WSJIADI—the Wall Street Journal Illegal Alien Displacement Index?