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According to Wikipedia, "the problems which are purportedly caused by immigrants equally exist amongst native-born populations as well, and that politicians often use immigration as a convenient scapegoat to distract the public from real social, political and economic problems."

I was wondering if someone could please give me an example of this? Thanks!

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    Immigrants have frequently been accused of taking jobs from "real" Americans. Politicians who oppose immigrants often use this as a reason. The problem with this argument is that many immigrants work very hard for minimum (or lower) wage that doesn't attract most other workers.

    http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2007/08/immigrants-a-sc.html

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    Is there a specific reason why these politicians like to use immigrants as a scapegoat?

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    because they are nothing

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