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.
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