What Future Are We Leaving for Millions of Americans?

Article subtitle: 
The last thing this country needs is even more low-skilled workers fighting over an ever-shrinking pool of work.
Article author: 
John Conlin
Article publisher: 
American Greatness
Article date: 
23 May 2021
Article category: 
Our American Future
Article Body: 

... Every year about 4 million American youngsters move on from high school. On average just over 80 percent of them graduate and the others, around 760,000 each and every year, just move on. Unfortunately, the economic futures of those who don’t obtain a high school diploma are rather bleak. They are made bleaker in that this cohort of individuals will, in all likelihood, be competing for jobs against millions of illegal immigrants who are willing to work for far below market wages....

So, in total every year we have about 2.6 million American non-college graduates who must find employment of some kind. What economic futures are we leaving to these individuals? 
Although you can find many “academic” studies purporting to show illegal immigrants don’t take jobs from Americans, those of us who live in the real world know better. Construction is a big employer; over 7 million work in the field. I have a high school friend who used to hang drywall. When illegal laborers took over the construction trades, he saw piece rates cut by a third. How would you like a 33 percent cut in pay?...
All these forces are made even worse by the coming technological revolution, which will extinguish forever millions of low-skilled service industry jobs. The last thing this country needs is even more low-skilled workers fighting over an ever-shrinking pool of work....
As a country, we have had the welcome mat out for these people for a long time... Sanctuary cities, non-enforcement of immigration laws, non-existent border control, catch and release, even government-issued driver’s licenses. Even the $1,400 stimulus checks are being paid to illegal immigrants! For some of these folks that could be a year’s pay back home....
But the fact remains, Mexico has exported around 10 percent of its “surplus” population to this country. Monetary remittances back to Mexico have ballooned to $40 billion annually; making this a larger source of foreign income than Mexico’s oil and gas and tourism industries combined....