Bernie got a tough question about the link between larger numbers of immigrants and depressed wages. The questioner also wanted to know if the large donors who benefit from lower wages were a reason for his apparent change in his views on immigration. Bernie sidestepped the issues in his answer:
On the other hand, he was clear that increasing the number of numbers of immigrants lowers wages back in 2007 for American workers and benefits the wealthy.
Trump’s policies have resulted in record low unemployment and significant wage growth for blue-collar workers. The logic that adding millions of low-wage workers to the economy would depress wages is basic economics, and it appears that Trump’s policy of reducing illegal immigration is benefiting blue collar workers, while college educated are facing continued pressure on salaries as result of the H1-B visas and similar programs:
Are wealthy donors really driving shift toward open borders from the Democratic Party?
Are Democrats in denial about basic economics?
Why should blue-collar workers support Democrats who favor open borders?