The question is not asked because the damage would be — and is — huge, especially to less-educated Americans, and recent immigrants, legal and illegal.
Since the 1990s, the migrant inflow has successfully forced down Americans’ wages and also boosted rents and housing prices. The inflow has also pushed many native-born Americans out of careers in a wide variety of business sectors and contributed to the rising death rate of poor Americans.
Mayorkas knows that his open-borders answer is shared by many GOP politicians. For example, GOP Tony Gonzales (R-TX) and presidential candidate Nikky Haley are both arguing that illegal immigration be stopped and that CEOs be allowed to hire foreign migrants instead of Americans.
The legal inflow “needs to be where anybody who wants to come and work can do so,” Gonzales told Semafor.com for an April 9 post.
Mayorkas justified his policy of opening the borders by claiming the U.S. global superpower – which is now at war with another global superpower in Ukraine — does not have the power to stop migrants from crossing the border: