Today’s Funnies

A somewhat different take on the immigration issue from Tank McNamara:

Tank McNamara Immigration Cartoon

And one Joe Gandelman might appreciate from Non Sequitur:

Non Sequitur on Immigration

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

Comments

  1. I have a hard time with the “illegal aliens take jobs from Americans”. If you are willing to work at the same job, as hard and at the same wage as the illegal alien, then speaking the language and not being illegal should give you a definite boost in getting hired.

    Now does the availability of lower cost labor reduce wages, especially at the low end? Absolutely. But there is a big difference between taking jobs and lowering wages.

  2. James Joyner says:

    yaj: True enough, although I’d say that it would be impossible for taxpaying Americans to compete with those being paid under the table.

    Regardless, the point of the ‘toon is the absurdity of professional athletes’ complaints about their salary using terms that ordinary workers do.