The Left has been given a free pass by the mainstream press over the last decade with regard to their immigration agenda’s effect on the ordinary American worker. Huge legal immigration combined with gargantuan illegal immigration has put downward pressure on blue-collar wages and reduced the opportunities for Americans to find good jobs. This is an obvious consequence of millions of legal and illegal immigrants coming into America to compete with regular Americans looking for work.
Yesterday, Scott Walker told the mainstream press and the Left that their emperor has no clothes. A predictable liberal freak out followed.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate, is marching forward with his bold new pro-American worker immigration policy. He’s not afraid to push for a legal immigration system that doesn’t box out American workers with a massive influx of inexpensive foreign labor.
After first rolling out his new ideas on Glenn Beck’s radio program on Monday, Walker appeared on Fox News’ Megyn Kelly’s show to further elaborate on how he hopes to protect Americans economically from special interests pushing for a massive influx in cheap foreign labor from around the world.
“When it comes to immigration, as a governor I don’t have any direct role in that—but having talked to border state governors and having talked to other people, seeing how screwed up immigration has become under this president, it was clear to me talking to them and listening on this issue, traveling to the border actually going there with the governor of Texas Gov. Abbott, seeing the problems there, yeah from my standpoint going forward we need to secure the border, we need to enforce the laws that we currently have with an e-verify system,” Walker said.
These are fighting words for the Left. Why? Because this is an effective way to grab hold of the populist reigns and effectively neuter the Left’s immigration argument that conservatives simply don’t care about the kids or are racist. When you are sticking up for the American worker, the liberal, multicultural argument simply doesn’t hold water.
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Conservatives have been desperate for a champion to effectively and clearly make the conservative argument to the American people in a way they can simply understand how it affects them and their pocketbook. Scott Walker looks to be the candidate to take up the Reagan mantle as the great communicator. It’s about time.
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