Democrats want 21 Savage, an English-born rapper who is facing repatriation to his safe European home, to testify about migration enforcement.
“As a successful artist, he is able to give voice to the views of so many Americans who are critical of Trump Administration policies, activity that is protected by the First Amendment,” claimed Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who chairs the Democrat-run immigration committee. She represents Silicon Valley, whose investors and CEOs benefit from a huge flow of cheap migrant workers.
Atlanta resident 21 Savage, who’s reals name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, still faces deportation because he is not an American, but stayed in the United States after his English parents overstayed their visitor visas.
The invite to testify is part of the anti-enforcement campaign by top Democrats and leading immigration lawyers. They expect the media coverage will boost Democrats’ opposition to the enforcement of the nation’s laws, even though the migration laws protect the jobs, wages, neighborhoods, and opportunities of blue-collar Americans. Without enforcement, many millions of migrants would flood into the United States, and would force down wages and spike real estate prices.
His establishment lawyers cheered their temporary success:
A critical issue facing the rapper is whether he has triggered the “unlawful presence” rule, which would bar him from entering the United States for 10 years. The lawyers are likely trying to prevent that penalty.
“I hope that because of his status as a public figure we can shed further light on DHS policies and procedures and that She’yaa can appear as a witness before the Immigration Subcommittee to help draw attention to these issues,” said a tweet from Lofgren. Her statement said:
The establishment’s economic policy of using legal and illegal migration to boost economic growth shifts enormous wealth from young employees toward older investors by flooding the market with cheap white-collar and blue-collar foreign labor.
That annual flood of roughly one million legal immigrants — as well as visa workers and illegal immigrants — spikes profits and Wall Street values by shrinking salaries for 150 million blue-collar and white-collar employees and especially wages for the four million young Americans who join the labor force each year.
The cheap labor policy widens wealth gaps, reduces high tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, hurts kids’ schools and college education, pushes Americans away from high tech careers, and sidelines millions of marginalized Americans, including many who are now struggling with fentanyl addictions.
Immigration also steers investment and wealth away from towns in Heartland states because coastal investors can more easily hire and supervise the large immigrant populations who prefer to live in coastal cities. In turn, that coastal investment flow drives up coastal real estate prices and pushes poor U.S. Americans, including Latinos and blacks, out of prosperous cities such as Berkeley and Oakland, California.