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Dem Rep. Quigley: ‘This Economy, This Labor Market Needs Migrants’

‘Without migrants, where are we?’
By Grabien Staff


QUIGLEY: “Look, this country has a long history of migrants being scapegoats, pariahs, people we blame for everything. It’s altered our history. But without migrants, where are we? My friend John Lewis, the late John Lewis, said we may have come here in the different ships, but we are all in the same boat now. This economy, this labor market needs migrants. So if I can’t appeal to your heart by seeing these little kids who, all they’ve been is migrants, trying to help them, I want to appeal to your brain. How important these migrants could be to our economy and growing it, Chicago and New York, that’s why I was there to show unity and learn about what’s happening here. They have a long history of welcoming migrants and understanding just what they meant to growing the economies of both cities.”

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