Yang says immigrants are being scapegoated

Yang says immigrants are being scapegoated
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Businessman and Democratic presidential candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangProgressive candidate Bush talks about her upset primary win over Rep. Clay Is this the end of the 'college experience'? Biden campaign to take over 'Supernatural' star's Instagram for interview MORE on Wednesday said immigrants are being used as scapegoats for economic issues facing the U.S. 


"I'm the son of immigrants myself," Yang said at the Democratic primary debate in Detroit. "My father immigrated here as a graduate student and generated over 60 U.S. patents for GE and IBM. I think that's a pretty good deal for the United States. That's the immigration story we need to be telling. We can't always be focusing on some of the distress stories."

"If you go to a factory here in Michigan, you will not find wall-to-wall immigrants, you will find wall-to-wall robots and machines," he continued. "Immigrants are being scapegoated for issues they have nothing to do within our economy." 



Yang was pushing back against the idea that immigrants to the U.S. are creating more competition for other Americans in the job market.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoe Arpaio loses bid for his old position as sheriff Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Trump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet MORE has frequently blamed other countries for taking jobs from U.S. workers, in addition to advocating for stricter immigration laws.