I am not a fan of the separation of people by class, a return to the separation instituted by the colonization of the British empire we best leave to the past. So, ignoring that part, I will answer this question by reframing the question to: “How can the U.S. save itself from the wrath of low-cost labor?”
As with any endeavor, an improvement of performance can either come from the betterment of downstream optimization or and here lies the crux of my answer to the rephrased question, from a reinvention upstream. The discovery of a better normalization of the status quo by which the new execution completely reshuffles the deck as to who contributes. Igniting the dynamic mobility inventive countries are known for.
Hence, despite us building systems with some major inherent flaws, the people of the U.S. are well-positioned to take advantage of the reshuffling derived from the ability to reinvent ourselves. We should avoid trying to compete with modern-day slavery of commoditized optimizations of downstream, and instead adapt to our ability to produce upstream innovation and reinvent the world anew.
Read up on upstream and downstream at The Evolution of Evolution.