You don’t want to hire “illegals”. Do you have a definition of illegal capital, or do you just use that word when applied to human beings? Capitalists want to commodify everything, so this way of thinking probably confuses capitalists. Okay, are you going to concurrently address the free flow of capital? What do you think happens when you stop the flow of labor but allow capital to cross borders (which it can do much faster than labor can flow across borders)? Guess what happens? You give total advantage to capital. Want to do an organizing drive? Great, by the time you vote on your union I will be setting up shop in Vietnam. I can also transfer financial capital across borders in less than a second. So, if I already have a factory, guess what I can now do? If you want to try and challenge capital, me the capitalist, I will lay workers off and increase production in a factory I have overseas. As far as financial capital goes, forget it. The average stock is in the hands of investors for seconds. To not touch the flow of capital while focusing on labor is insane. Sorry, just is.
Explain to me then how you think for a second you are helping workers by just focusing on the flow of labor, while not touching the flow of capital. And don’t tell me that you care so much about both, but want to do one before the other. Attacking vulnerable populations is easy and as American as apple pie. But most people that make similar points are cowards. They are really tough when it comes to going after vulnerable groups, never get around to challenging the more powerful capitalists.
If you want to really get down to it, you have to start to talk about who actually owns the means of production. Worker cooperatives and publicly owned enterprises are necessarily placed based institutions. So, you can solve this problem by supporting worker ownership and public ownership.
My guess though is that you will just talk about the flow of labor. Who knows though. Fact is, a working class American has a billion times more in common with a working class person from Guatemala than Bill Gates.