Skip to comments.Study: Same Number of Americans Out of Work as Immigrant Workers Reform Bill Would Bring
Posted on 08/20/2013 11:13:33 AM PDT by cotton1706
A new study from the Center for Immigration Studies found that 57.5 million working-age Americans are either unemployed or currently out of the labor market, a figure that matches what some estimate to be the number of immigrant workers that would be brought into the country by the Senates Gang of Eight immigration bill. The number of working-age (16 to 65) native-born Americans who are not working unemployed or out of the labor market stood at 57.5 million in the second quarter of 2013, a figure that has barely budged in the last three years, CISs Steven Camarota wrote. Partly on the grounds that there are not enough workers in the United States, the Gang of Eight Immigration bill (S.744) that recently passed the Senate would double future legal immigration."
"Yet the more than 57 million working-age natives not working is 17 million larger than in the second quarter of 2000," Camarota explained. "The large increases in future legal immigration in S.744 seem out touch with the realities of the U.S. labor market.
According to Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the Senate bill would bring in 57 million new workers to compete with those out-of-work Americans for jobs that are already scarce in President Barack Obamas lagging economy.
On a conference call with reporters announcing that estimate of 57 million new workers in May, Sessions said that he thinks this is a matter of humanitarian interest.
Its an important matter, even, of civil rights, Sessions said then. The obligation we have as American policymakers in Congress to consider what is in the long-term national interest of America.
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Immigration policy should always serve the interests of citizens.
I don't know why that should be so hard to understand.
Like shredding chickens at Tyson.
Well, up yours, Barbour Boy, if you need Slaves, maybe you could move to Africa. Or Mexico, if you prefer light skinned slaves.
But don't bring your crap here.
With high unemployment this might look insane. Leftists aren’t insane. They want millions more democrat voters, and to hell with the country. They’ll have their socialist paradise no matter what.
Let’s see now, close the border repatriate the illegals and cut off the entitlements. Both problems solved and the governmental fisc is put back in order.