President Trump’s tougher stance on immigration has resulted in less competition for American jobs, raising wages for locals, writes Charles Gasparino of The New York Post. The New York Times reported that a labor shortage among construction workers has driven salaries as high as $25 per hour. This is largely due to fewer immigrants coming in, which push wages down. Similarly, workers in health care, and the leisure and hospitality industries are seeing similar growth in wages. This indicates that Democrats, who sought to raise wages under Obama, were much less effective in doing so due to their stance on immigration.
President Trump is jeopardizing border security with his immigration policies, hold Bersin, Bruggeman and Rohrbaugh of Politico. Currently, the border is overwhelmed with migrants and asylum seekers. US Customs and Border Protection reported that 66,450 people were apprehended in February. That’s the highest number for one month in over 10 years. Instead of streamlining the asylum process, in order to make it simpler for people to be accepted or turned away, Trump has continued to rant against all people coming from the border. There is a backlog of over a million cases that immigration courts are struggling to deal with.