[Marxism] Immigration

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Jun 30 11:49:01 MDT 2016


This is not about workers stealing jobs. It is about people trying to 
escape violence and starvation in war-torn countries. The EU makes it 
possible for refugees to live in safety. Just look at the charts here:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34131911

Most came from Syria with 475,000 people applying for political asylum, 
with Afghanistan the runner-up.

Nigel Farage did not campaign around jobs being taken away by 
immigrants. He campaigned about dark-skinned people swarming across 
Britain. Just look at the poster here:

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/16/nigel-farage-defends-ukip-breaking-point-poster-queue-of-migrants

As Doug Henwood pointed out on PEN-L, "It is not a fact that immigration 
drives down wages. The most depressed areas in England are the ones with 
the fewest immigrants, not the most (and those are the ones that were 
the most pro-Brexit)."



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