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FAIR's New National Ad Campaign: "For Wages to Rise, Immigration Must Fall"

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FAIR's New National Ad Campaign: "For Wages to Rise, Immigration Must Fall"

"It is no coincidence that the decades-long stagnation of American wages began with the onset of mass immigration. In 1970, the foreign-born population of the United States was 9.6 million people; today it is 44 million. What we are witnessing is the law of supply and demand at work - and it is clearly not working in favor of American workers." - Dan Stein

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national digital ad campaign by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) shines a light on one important reason why today's American workers are no better off than their grandparents were:  mass, uncontrolled immigration.

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Despite historically low unemployment, wages for American workers remain stagnant. In fact, a new Pew Research study finds that for most workers, wages are exactly where they were in 1974. That's 44 years without a raise!

FAIR's new ad campaign, "For wages to rise, immigration must fall," points out that powerful business interests have used mass immigration as a means of depressing wages for decades, thus excluding most Americans from sharing in the impressive economic growth of the U.S. economy.

"In 1974, U.S. GDP was $1.545 trillion, or the equivalent of $5.657 trillion in today's dollars. In real terms, our current $18 trillion GDP is three times as large as it was in 1974, and yet most Americans are no better off than they were then," noted Dan Stein, president of FAIR. "It is no coincidence that the decades-long stagnation of American wages began with the onset of mass immigration. In 1970, the foreign-born population of the United States was 9.6 million people; today it is 44 million. What we are witnessing is the law of supply and demand at work – and it is clearly not working in favor of American workers."

Ahead of the midterm elections in which politicians of all stripes are vowing to go to bat for embattled American workers, FAIR's ad campaign is aimed at forcing them to address the enormous impact of mass immigration on wages. "No politician can truly claim to be a champion for American workers while defending immigration policies that obliterate the leverage those workers might have to improve their wages and share in their nation's prosperity. FAIR's ad campaign drives home the point that enforcing immigration laws and reducing overall immigration levels is essential to ensuring that American workers don't go another 44 years without a raise," Stein concluded.

View several of the ads here or here.

Contact: Ira Mehlman, 206-420-7733

ABOUT FAIR
Founded in 1979, FAIR is the country's largest immigration reform group.  With more than 2 million members and supporters nationwide, FAIR fights for immigration policies that serve national interests, not special interests.  FAIR believes that immigration reform must enhance national security, improve the economy, protect jobs, preserve our environment, and establish a rule of law that is recognized and enforced.

 

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