Skip to comments.Illegal Immigration Pushed Despite Bleak Jobs Numbers
Posted on 03/14/2014 6:59:52 PM PDT by rightwingerpatriot
As anyone with an ounce of sense in their noggin knows that the current unemployment situation in America is quite bleak. People are desperate for jobs. Companies are not hiring and are cutting back on hours. In fact, there are over fifty million Americans of working age who are officially unemployed or not working. With all this collective economic misery, we're being bombarded with utter nonsense that there's a labor shortage in the country and that we need higher immigration to fix the problem. Americans are out of work and the far left (and Big Business) wants to import foreign workers and turn a blind eye to the illegal immigration chaos? Sheer madness.
The myth of there being a labor shortage is just that, a myth. In a study done by the Center of Immigration Studies, it was found that employment of American workers has been in decline since 2000. In that year, there were 35.8 million Americans who were not working and were between 18 to 65 years old. That number jumped to 40.5 million in 2006 and now stands at 50.5 million in 2013. I would not consider 50.5 million unemployed Americans as a "labor shortage." Still, we get groups like the US Chamber of Commerce and tycoons such as Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg agitating for more foreign workers. We know the real reason is that they want cheap labor that they can exploit and not pay actual decent wages to Americans.
We have RINOs such as Carlos Gutierrez, former Commerce Secretary under George W. Bush, telling us that we need more immigration because businesses can't find and hire employees. Gutierrez laments that the Senate "Gang of Eight" immigration bill is still inadequate because it only has a quota for bringing in 112,000 agricultural workers when he says that agriculture needs upwards of a million workers. Gutierrez has also opined that we need more foreign construction workers as the Senate bill has a quota of 15,000 workers, but he says that those workers would be used up in just the city of Miami alone. The facts say otherwise as unemployment for construction workers is at 12.8 percent! I have friends who work in construction and it's brutal. Most of them cannot find a job as contractors hire illegal aliens for half the pay of a normal American worker.
Yet if you point out these inconvenient things called facts, you're labeled a racist and a bigot. Laura Ingraham got into a heated debate with Representative Renee Ellmers (R-NC) over immigration. Ellmers was elected on a Tea Party platform but immediately pivoted to big government once she got to Washington. Ellmers trotted out the lie of the labor shortage, and when she was confronted with facts, immediately began to label Laura Ingraham as "small minded" and "ignorant." After she got schooled by Ingraham, Ellmers begged a pro-amnesty group to back her up and asked them to flood the phone lines and tweets of Ingraham's show.
Don't expect these jobs numbers to get any better soon. With Obama's policies crippling our economy, things will continue to either limp along or deteriorate. The flood of illegal immigrants is especially damaging to those with lower levels of education as unskilled jobs are snapped up away from them. Obama has stepped up his amnesty game by creating a policy that extends legal status and military benefits to illegal immigrants who are related to active-duty military members and veterans. The usual modus operandi is in place where the Obama administration will trot out the most hard-luck cases to tug at your heartstrings.
There is one bit of employment good news. It appears that the unemployment rate for illegal aliens is lower than some other groups. Isn't that grand?
There isn’t a labor shortage, there is a shortage of common sense.
Democrats and the GOPe are demanding their slave laborers while they call you racist.
The dissolution of the United States is being done in broad daylight. The Obama administration gets bolder each passing day. They have no opposition. The average person assumes that there would be sound and fury to alert them about such a cataclysmic event. But there is only silence from the watchers in government.
“But there is only silence from the watchers in government.”
Actually its much worse than that. There is collaboration and tacit approval.
The part about that makes you wanna pull your hair out is that it would be very easy to adopt sane immigration policies like many other countries have. If the GOP embraced deporting illegals, ending abuse of guest workers to lower wages and less legal immigration from backwards countries, it would receive a surge of support from voters, including many black and Hispanic Americans who are the hardest hit by open borders policies.
The GOPe’s immigration policies are bad economically, bad politically and bad culturally.
Like many issues, the answers are painfully clear and it’s frustrating to see the government always do the exact opposite.