29 March 2006

Undocumented? (2)

So, here are more of the no longer undocumented and their supporters from Los Angeles last Sunday. What happens to the economy if these folks or even some significant portion of them are magically transported to theeir homelands? What happens to their homelands? What of the right wing love of "free" markets? Seems secure borders trump that commitment every time.

A plausible scheme of legalization would make our own labor markets (which after all presuppose considerable levels of equality) work in the attractive ways economists suggest they might. It also would help set some threshold against which unionization (of both immigrants and native born workers) might operate more effectively. Hence the AFL-CIO simply is wrong on this one, Change to Win is right.


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