Re: Illegal Immigration: Why the Gov't Looks the Other Way
Fri, 27 Sep 1996 08:28:56 -0500

In article <52feto$>, wrote:

> Not really.
> His point is that any particular job is on one side of the border, or
> the other, but (with trivial exceptions) not both. Any particular
> worker is on one side of the border, or the other, but normally not
> both.

The Author responds:

I think the problem with your logic and jw's logic is that you are
both assuming wage equalization across the board, or should I say,
across the border.

This equalization has yet to reach full fruition, but it will
(right down to Bangladeshi wages of 21 cents per hour).

Right now, there are still significant wage differentials between
the U.S. and Mexico, and because of this, you will see increasing
traffic in both directions for the SAME job categories and for
differing job categories,as well. Facilities will move to Mexico
for the "benefit" of cheap labor there, and for jobs which can't
be sent to Mexico, employers here will entice cheap illegals

If anyone would like a free email copy of the multipart
treatise on the downward wage equalizing effects of
equal employment opportunity, send a brief request to:

This treatise is chock-full of ideas for papers in
the areas of economics, political science, sociology,
psychology, management, law, etc.

Hurry while the penet remailer is still forwarding email
to the "na" form of addresses!

"Government enforced wage equalization will work only in the
downward direction" - despite any initial appearance to the
contrary! And believe it or not, the least preferred job
candidate doesn't even have to be awarded a job for many
phenomena to take place!