Virginia Lawmakers to Consider Immigration Laws

From guest blogger, Santiago J. Valenzuela

The other day, we posted about Colorado Republicans’ efforts to get tough on immigration, now it appears that Virginia Republicans are doing the same.  No sooner have the Republicans come into office with promises to concentrate on the economy than they are doing their best to harm it.

Several different proposals are being suggested for state lawmakers to consider in January, including one very similar to Arizona's controversial new law.  That law is being challenged in federal court.

Resentment against illegal immigrants largely stems from the fallacy that they somehow "take our jobs" or drive labor prices down.  In reality, immigrants create jobs and price controls designed to keep wages higher than they would be in a free market, such as the minimum wage, are complete failures.

Trying to keep labor prices high by restricting immigration will only result in these jobs being lost or moved overseas.

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