Skip to comments.Critics slam Harry Reid's immigration remark -Says no illegals working in Nevada!
Posted on 07/14/2010 8:01:26 AM PDT by Fred
Immigration reform critics are seizing on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's comments this week that seemed to downplay the number of illegal immigrants working construction jobs in Nevada, even though a recent study found that his home state had the largest percentage of undocumented workers in the country.
When a reporter from KLAS-TV in Las Vegas told Reid a 2009 Pew Hispanic Center report found 17 percent of the nations construction workers were undocumented, the Nevada Democrat replied: That may be some place, but its not here in Nevada.
Political opponents have tried to twist Reids words, saying he believes there are no illegal workers in Nevada. But Reid spokesman Jim Manley clarified his boss comments on Wednesday, saying the majority leader was simply disputing the reporters statistic and did not say the state has zero illegal workers.
In the interview, Reid also was asked why he blocked an amendment introduced by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) last year that would have required all construction firms working on economic stimulus projects to use E-Verify, the federal online system that allows employers to check whether someone is eligible to work in the country.
Thats the reason we need to do comprehensive immigration reform, Reid said. We cannot do it piecemeal.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
“Gabby Johnson is right!”
I also understand that there is no corruption in the federal government!
"I think we're all indebted to Gabby Johnson for stating what needed to be said. I am particularly glad that these lovely children are here today to hear that speech. Not only was it authentic frontier gibberish, it expressed the courage little seen in this day and age."
I for one am glad that the children were here to listen to this.....
Keep talking Harry!
Even hard core Lefties aren’t going to try and support *that* big fat ass lie.
“So what’s a dazzling urbanite like you doing in a rustic setting like this(quoting from memory now)?”
Perhaps Harry Reid should change his name to Gabby Reid?
“When you go to the unemployment office there’s many U.S. citizens who are unemployed construction workers and they don’t have jobs because right now, some of those construction companies find it easier to hire undocumented workers,” said Reporter Nathan Baca.
“I think that any information you have in that regard is absolutely without foundation,” responded Reid.
But a Pew Hispanic Center study shows 17-percent of all construction workers are in the United States illegally. Reid says not in Nevada. “That may be some place, but it’s not here in Nevada.”
No gambling in ‘Rick’s’ either.
And there is no gambling in Nevada.
Because a cigarette is really good after you get screwed.
That line reminded me of a line told by one of the tram-tour operators while I was riding a tourist train around the town of St.Augustine Florida.
His line was:
"Contrary to what you might have heard, there is not a single mosquito in St.Augustine!!"
...."They are all "married" with HUGE families!!".
When Harry said "There are no illegals working in Neveda!!", I can almost assure you he said that quote at around 12:15pm.......you know...while all the illegals were on their lunch break.
His quote was simply "misunderstood" and is NOW sorry for the "confusion".
Look, I despise Dingy Harry as much as the next guy, but this is political headline-seeking at its worst.
If the quote is accurate, then Harry was indeed disputing the 17% number. Watching the video, it seems that he's disputing the 17% number. Nowhere does he say there are no illegals in Nevada, and the FR headline is a lie.
In 1997, I was in two separate outdoor malls in Las Vegas. In both, there was a brisk business going on in the parking lots.
Asking a Latina friend of mine, I received the answer quite openly: Nevada Driver Licenses and social security cards were being sold to illegals for $100 each.
I called the then INS, who responded, “We know, but we don’t have the manpower to do anything about it.”
Does Harry Reid know this is still going on? He knows but he doesn’t have the willpower to do anything about it.
This is the same reporter that made Sharron Angle look like a dolt..she couldn’t even explain her own positions...and made Tommy Davis look like a fool.
I still laugh when Baca asks Tommy why Baca isn’t dead yet...and the face of the female reporter when she hears Baca say that Jesus is an implant from aliens is hilarious.
Too bad there aren’t more reporters like him.
Good old Harry...how I WISH the illegal alien population of Nevada knew what he REALLY thinks about them.....worse than anything EVER said by a Tea Party participant!
Harry Reid: illegal aliens free loaders and scam artists
OH! THE IRONY!
From John Lollipop..
Reid, now an impassioned champion of amnesty for 20 million illegal aliens in America, once called illegal aliens free loaders and scam artists which he proposed to deal with in his Immigration Stabilization Act in the United States Senate in 1993. That proposed legislation was introduced to the floor of the US Senate with the following press release, in part, issued by Reids office on August 5, 1993. In response to increased terrorism and abuse of social programs by aliens, (I) today introduced the first and only comprehensive immigration reform bill in Congress. Currently, an alien living illegally in the United States often pays no taxes but receives unemployment, welfare, free medical care, and other federal benefits. Recent terrorist acts, including the World Trade Center bombing, have underscored the need to keep violent criminals out of the country.
Well maybe he’s right. None of them are working in Nevada, they don’t have to, they’re all on welfare.
OR harry von schtupp
Yep, `quoting out of context’: feeble child of one-sidedness and ambiguity.
It is not hard to see how Nevadans vote in an ass clown like Reid when ya check out some of the bozos we have in offices all around the country.
We should also encourage people to do what the Amazing Racist has done - drive them to the nearest local immigration office as seen in this video.
But Id call the INS/ICE on the way to the immigration office so they are ready to capture them on the front lawn of the property.
Harry may be right - are there any construction jobs left in Nevada since the dems came to power?
Yeah, Reid is great, he is running around with a friggin halo over his head....
Gabby Johnson is right, about Fred Johnson being right!”
Aw, now give Harry a break. What he MEANT to say was most illegals in Nevada don’t work. And as more are signed up on welfare, it will soon BECOME none!!!
MEXICAN COUPLE (woman is particularly attractive), man says: Mi esposa and yo are very hungry meester, and we work for whatever you will pay us. Can we please have a job? We no tenemos work card but we work muy hard, and muy cheep..."
NEVADA CONSTRUCTION FOREMAN: "Sure kid, we need good help. You know how to work a shovel? You and your wife go grab some shovels off that rack over there... We'll pay you at the end of each day. Now, get to work!"
I think that any information you have in that regard is absolutely without foundation, responded Reid.
Actually this statement adds to the other one and does indeed imply that Reid says there are no illegals working in Nevada.
The Politico scrambles to bail Harry out of an incredible statement.
1st, 2nd and 3rd generation tradesmen have had their livelihoods stolen from them by the ILLEGAL hordes IN ALL 50 STATES.
The other guy asked why it mattered and went on to say that Reid is either a liar or isn't attached to the reality the rest of us live with in any meaningful way. Either way, he's unfit for public office.
So when Reid "apologizes" or says he "misunderstood" or was "misquoted" or whatever, that's what he needs to face from his constituents - it doesn't matter if he lies or doesn't know - either way, he wouldn't know reality if it bit him on the rear end.
two-faced wolf in sheepskin LIAR!
According to them they sub-mean there is no one who is illegal, but there is. Thye try to twist and pre-spin the words in their heads. It makes no sense and results in some of the most incoherent uttering and conclusions of Democrates. What is sad is that he probably believes it as Bagdad Bob believe it, trying to s spoof the “polygraphic” side of our brain in subliminal ways. He is also trying to manipulate a gullible moderate and fearful right into the suicide.
There are illegals, it’s called felon democrates in prison that hopefuly Reid and the others will join in their Ueber Maddof scheme of fraud and evil takeover and populist manipulation of the US government to their enriching advantage.
Reid supporters have no idea what he has said about anything. They are just sticking with familiar names to guide them.