(First let me say I don’t like the term “low-skilled” but I wasn’t sure how else to phrase this.)
As someone who worked in education you would often hear - largely from people on the left - how it was more vital now of getting an education because of the changing labor market, which is also behind this push to get more kids in college. Yet some of the very same people advocate for more open immigration from Central and South America. Clearly I don’t know what the educational degree status is for all the people looking to come here, but I’m sure it is fair to assume that very few if any have advanced degrees? Actually its my understanding that by and large they are poorly educated and hence will not be going into high tech jobs.
So which is it? Does our economy have a more a growing need for “low-skilled” labor or are those jobs becoming more scarce and if so what is the best type of immigration policy to have?