Low Wage Immigrants And High Wage Natives

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The complementary relationship between low-wage immigrants and high-wage natives seems to hold even as the encounter between them becomes more distant and abstract. Middle class Americans are capable of buying a fast food meal and picking up a veggie tray at a grocery store or even having presents prewrapped before they are sent to their door all because of immigrants. Low income immigrants make the lives of higher income natives easier and more efficient.
The promise is, however, that even if one cannot afford to use day care services, even if one does their own landscaping, even if one cannot afford to buy fast food meals or veggie trays, even if one shops at a dollar store rather than using the services of Amazon, one will still be better off due to immigration. This promise can still be kept, according to some economists, because immigrates will force destitute Americans into new niches that pay better. The increasing demand for day care centers will lead to more jobs for natives. A foreign-born landscaper may need to hire a bilingual translator because of an inability to speak English. More native health inspectors will be hired because of an increase in fast food services. When more people demand prewrapped gifts more native-born FedEx drivers will be delivering those gifts. It certainly looks as if everybody wins!
There are, however, several problems with the story outlined above. While it is possible that immigrants may provide a benefit to most native

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