We have huge numbers of people here who are not working, and yet we have to bring in immigrants to do the work?
Used to be that working construction or manufacturing was a good job which would allow a man to support a family. Men wanted those types of jobs. They did not want to work at Wal-Mart, MacDonald’s, or a gas station long-term.
Many women do not have the physical abilities to do some of those jobs, but they could do other, lighter tasks which, being safer as a general rule, involved less pay.
We seem to have had a cultural push that blue collar work is beneath us. Everyone has to go to college and get a white collar job afterwards. Our expectations have been raised so much that there are many who weren’t able to go the college route simply gave up and don’t work at all.
There are problems in our society that are simply masked by immigration.
I have no problem with changing the laws to allow more legal immigrants in (if they don’t discriminate based on systemic problems such as the UN refugee system) but I also think we need to consider why there are many people in the U S who are not working when they could be.