"He pointed to the recent recession but also longer-term changes in the economy such as globalization, automation, outsourcing, immigration, and less unionization that have pushed median household income lower."[US poverty on track to rise to highest since 1960s, By Hope Yen, Associated Press July 22, 2012]
I`ve emphasized immigration because it`s usually unmentioned and unmentionable in the context of poverty. Immigration increases poverty in America two different ways.
One of the women featured in the AP article is a white American woman who is "living on disability, with an infant daughter and a boyfriend, Garrett Goudeseune, 25, who can`t find work as a landscaper. "
I`m not surprised that a white landscaper can`t find work. This is exactly the kind of person who would be helped by an immigration moratorium.