Tuesday Immigration Ideas

Why should I care whether the person I’m hiring is a citizen if he’s able to do the work? Actually, I might care…. and so might you, about a person you’re hiring. The real question is, “Why should I care whether the person you’re hiring is a citizen if he’s able to do the work?”

Is it about the movement of resources in and out of a community? If someone lives in Springfield, Ohio and works in Dayton, there’s no legitimate objection to this arrangement because of resources leaving the Dayton community. Whether there is a political boundary between two freely trading communities doesn’t change that the arrangement, on its face, isn’t objectionable.

Is it about the use of public services? What entitles a person to public resources? Citizenship isn’t earned, it’s something a person just gets based on where they were born. Such an arbitrary distinction is hardly a justification for hiring one person and not another. Okay, citizens pay into the system, right? So they are entitled to public services because they paid into the system? Isn’t there a sizeable percentage of American citizens that do not pay any taxes? These people don’t pay into the system, so clearly this isn’t the standard that is being used.

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