While it's probably true that a Mexican is not very likely to steal a Corporate Lawyer's Job, you're not taking into account that someone trying to support a family by picking fruit might feel a bit more pressured, esp. if that's the only work to be found for a hundred miles of his home.
...doesn't even have to be an illegal alien... in some cases the migrant pickers might even be a college student on Walk-About that your boss hires for the duration of the YEARLY HARVEST willing to work for a $1 less than you can manage on.
True, but I'm under the impression that the percentage of out-of-work citizens actually competing for those types of jobs is relatively small vs. the overall pool of Americans looking for work. Certainly some segments of job-seekers are impacted more than others, but the studies I've read/heard about show the immigrant workforce, both legal and illegal, actually has a net neutral or slightly positive effect on the job market and economy overall ... and that legalizing undocumented workers would provide additional net benefits ...
You seem to be overlooking the fact that unemployment in this "economic down-turn" is not restricted to The US.
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