Kathleen Henehan/Media Matters promotes economic benefits of illegal immigration
"K.H." of Media Matters for America - presumably Kathleen Henehan - discusses a recent Los Angeles Times guest editorial from Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies in a post entitled 'In LA Times op-ed, Krikorian cherry-picked "anecdotal evidence" on immigration crackdown' (mediamatters.org/items/200709260011). The post is beyond tedious, and here's the summary:
In a Los Angeles Times op-ed, Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, claimed that there is "extensive anecdotal evidence" that "more illegal aliens are going home, leading to improved conditions for American workers and communities." He cited five newspaper articles for support, but four of those articles also reported that the departure of illegal immigrants might have caused or may yet cause local businesses to experience a drop in revenue and eliminate jobs.
She goes on to sound just like the Wall Street Journal, George Bush, or paid hacks as they attempt to portray Agrigeddon should illegal aliens leave or be deported. Those on the left side of things may want to note that MMFA is on the side of corrupt businesses and others who profit from illegal activity in order to pay a lower wage or otherwise make more money.
Kathleen Henehan also approvingly quotes from a January 17 Wall Street Journal article that includes the following:
[t]he plant has struggled with high turnover among black workers, lower productivity and pay disputes between the new employees and labor contractors.
Thankfully - at least according to the subtext provided by MMFA - they're being replaced with Hmong imports from Minnesota and Wisconsin. Maybe Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson would like to weigh in on the interesting things that MMFA supports.