Dear Rust Belt Americans


Immigrants didn’t take your jobs. Technology and an industrializing world took your jobs. The simple fact is, the skills you have aren’t worth as much to people as they used to be.

Deporting peaceful immigrants, destroying their families and livelihoods, won’t bring back Americans being able earn comfortably middle class jobs via manual labor. But supporting deportations and severely limited immigration does make you callous and cruel and undercuts whatever claim to sympathy you might have. 

Instead of insisting the rest of the country owes you the anomalous and now impossible economy of the 1950s and 60s, maybe just try instead moving to where the jobs are?

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