The drastic distinctions between the United States’ immigration and outsourcing policies have created a system where American companies are able to send unlimited jobs overseas, yet, have very restricted ability to bring workers to domestic offices and factories. Restrictive immigration policies seek to protect American jobs, while liberal outsourcing regulations permit, and encourage, employers to send jobs outside of the United States. As a result, the United States’ outsourcing policy sabotages the purpose of American immigration laws. The uncertainty of the contradiction between immigration and outsourcing policy may be the cause of unusually high unemployment numbers, particularly in the minority working class.
This paper will argue that through application, the United States’ immigration and outsourcing policies are contradictory in their goals and application. Furthermore, this paper will assert that the United States’ outsourcing policy undermines employment immigration policy, and indirectly facilitates unemployment and economic despair. Lastly, this paper asserts that an illegal immigration working class is present in the United States because of the interplay of immigration and outsourcing policies.
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