Are They REALLY Taking Our Jobs? Myths About Undocumented Immigrants. Aviva Chomsky is an American historian, author, and activist who has written extensively on immigration issues. She teaches at Salem State College in Massachusetts, where she is also the coordinator of the Latin American studies program. On this Monday’s Democratic Perspective, she discusses how the principle of political exclusion operates in our economy to guarantee a supply of labor for nasty, difficult jobs at wages that employers can justify to their investors. If slavery is no longer an option, doesn’t declaring a class of laborers illegal serve almost as well in its stead? Why animosity toward immigrants has a more destructive effect on our state economy than most Arizonans are currently willing to admit.
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