Jim Cramer on Immigration: Take Care of U.S. Citizens First

Monday, 13 Jan 2014 09:07 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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The United States needs to focus on getting jobs for U.S. citizens instead of hiring immigrants and making deals with other nations for cheap labor, says Jim Cramer, host of CNBC's "Mad Money."

"Can we just help people get jobs who live here? We have so many problems in our country," Cramer told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"To me, this is so basic. We obviously should be taking care of our own. We're Americans. Like, why can't we take care of Americans? And how did that get to be bad?

"Like, I'm trying to figure it out. How did it get to be bad that we should be thinking about the people who were here first before we start worrying about the people coming in?

"Tell me how the people coming in create jobs?"

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Cramer challenged current U.S. policy on two hot-button issues.

"These ideas of unlimited free trade with the Chinese and unlimited immigration have somehow become good, and I question that.

"By questioning that, there's a lot of people who are going to gun for me, but, at a certain point, we can't care. We have to look ourselves in the mirror."

Cramer, who also co-hosts CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" and is author of the new book "Jim Cramer's Get Rich, Carefully," says no one ever questions the "orthodoxy" of immigration.

"We all decided immigration's great. We have a series of trade deals that we've made with trading partners, including . . . major countries — Korea, Mexico — where we've gotten completely pantsed," Cramer said.

"We've just done terribly. None of these places do we ever have hope of even having a surplus. They've all used our markets as dumping grounds, but free trade is another religion.

"We ought to be rethinking things, because we're not creating jobs, and maybe there's something bigger at work than the minimum wage and the unemployment benefits."

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