In the last month or so, trolling ads aimed at tech workers have been posted in San Francisco’s underground stations. Through stark black, red and white type, the signs inform “U.S. tech workers” that their foreign-labor-hiring employers view them as “expensive, undeserving and expendable.”
This huge “us-vs-them” ad buy, paid for by the anti-immigrant group Progressives for Immigration Reform and pitting American workers against immigrant colleagues, shouldn’t surprise us. After all, the fish rots from the head.
Recently, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) removed “nation of immigrants” from their mission statement, and insisted that USCIS employees not refer to immigrant applicants as “customers,” lest those applicants forget that they are not American.