Skip to comments.81% Of Texas Job Growth Under Perry Went To Immigrants
Posted on 09/27/2011 12:55:20 PM PDT by VU4G10
Governor Rick Perry is quick to tout the job growth in Texas as one of his defining characteristics, accomplishments and results that Americans should depend on when considering him for the Republican nomination for president. Placing this issue front and center has pushed him forward and convinced many that he may be the candidate to support to resurrect a climate of positive job creation in this country. As there is a continued downturn in the US job market it seems like a plausible consideration until you actually take a look at the job climate Perry created in Texas. As with everything in politics bending things in your favor when the truth is not quite as appealing is an art form. And Perry, his team and supporters are either masters or blinded by numbers they have not looked into. The Center for Immigration Studies has taken up the challenge of actually looking into the jobs created in Texas and just who those jobs went to in a new report.
The report confirms that jobs were created in Texas, 279,000 to be exact, over the last 4 years from 2007 to 2011. Who has received these jobs and how this impacts the United States as a whole - should Perry become president - is another matter. The report, which used census data, finds that of the 279,000 jobs created 225,000 of those jobs went to immigrants, both legal and illegal, who arrived in the US in the same four year period.
The majority of growth of working age people in Texas - 69% - was of native born Texans. Yet of this group they only received 19% of the newly created jobs in the state. The rest went to immigrants who came into the state since 2007.
The most damning statistic the report finds is that half of the 81% of jobs immigrants received were taken by illegal aliens. Thus 40% of all job growth in Texas in the past four years went to illegal aliens, 40% went to non-citizen legal immigrants and 19% went to native Texans who are US citizens. The report finds also that the jobs taken are far from the "jobs Americans won't do". The job types taken were not only of a low-skilled blue collar type; a third of the immigrants who took a job had some college. It was across the educational spectrum of jobs that immigrants received over native Texans. I contend that it is not because the immigrants were more qualified, but that the jobs climate that Rick Perry created in the state of Texas was in favor of immigrants over the native born.
When just the number of employed native born Texans are analyzed for the past four years, the numbers speak volumes as to the truth of the jobs situation in Texas. In 2007 the percent of native born Texans with a job was 71%, in 2011 it is 67%, a 4% drop in native employment. As the report points out this is consistent with the rate of employment of all the other states.
... it is difficult to find evidence to support the argument that things are very different in Texas than in the rest of the country for the native-born population. In the second quarter of 2011, the unemployment rate in Texas was 8.1 percent for natives, ranking the state 22nd out of 50 states in terms of the lowest rate. If we compare the growth in unemployment from 2007 to 2011, the rate roughly doubled in Texas, which is very similar to what happened in the country as a whole. The share of working-age natives holding a job in Texas was 66.6 percent in 2011, ranking Texas 29th in the nation. Both the unemployment rate and the employment rate represent a significant deterioration for natives since 2007. A deterioration that roughly parallels what took place in the rest of the nation.
Is this really a jobs program we want for the United States?
When governor Perry points out that he's created jobs, he has created jobs for non-citizens in his state. He has created jobs for those who cannot vote for him, while those who supported him are left out of a job. It is simply ludicrous to have the largest growth in your state be native Texans, yet to have 81% of new jobs not go to those native Texans and then to turn around and call that a win for your state on job creation.
The reality is that Texas governor Rick Perry has encouraged illegal immigration. He has also encouraged legal immigrants in his state to create and give jobs to other immigrants, both illegal and legal over US citizens. There can simply be no other way to look at it. There is no reason for growth to be in one segment of the population, denying it to all the others unless the job climate created favored that situation. It defies logic and reason to see this happen and not believe that there is either an incentive balance created by the state legislature of Texas and Rick Perry, or there is some outright racism going on favoring immigrants over citizens in how people are being hired. The only other false argument that could be made is to believe that native Texans are simply a lazy bunch of people - and that I do not believe.
This all boils down to the truth of the matter and that truth is that the facts point out that Rick Perry is the governor of the non-citizen. He looks out for non-citizens first and touts his job creation among them as his highest accomplishment. That is not what we need for the United States. We need a leader who is willing to support the creation of jobs among all segments of society and not put in place incentives that favor illegal aliens and the guests we have allowed to come to our country over the citizens of our nation. When you hear Perry say anything about job creation in Texas, remember that the US Citizens in Texas were not among those who received those jobs by and large, they were illegal aliens and guests we have invited in to compete directly against American workers who have taken 81% of the jobs in Texas.
I guess then more Americans should have gone there to get the work.
I’m sure the number is high, but I don’t think it’s THAT high. I’m not defending this guy...I’m not a fan, for sure...but I hate when we do this crap. Save this kind of exaggeration for the Dem candidate.
Nice Try but you and your ilk might try toning down the over the top barrage. People might start suspecting you're lying and give Perry some sympathy.
If I were you I would stick to the "Rick Perry hates America and 12 year old girls,his 12 year record as Texas Governor and Lt.Governor is all smoke and mirrors and he loves Muslims and Mexicans more than the people he defended as an Air Force Pilot. He really despises his own parents and all that salt of the earth thing too."
The link you provided failed. Obviously, this is another BS hit piece from an obscure source. Yet you run with it anyway.
Doing the dirty work for the Left for free I see.
81% Of Texas Job Growth Under Perry Went To Immigrants
This is not true. This has already been debunked. There are previous FR threads with more info if anyone cares.
But the truth is... Who does care? If you don’t like Perry - you are gonna glom onto to this like a dog on a bone.
If you do like Perry (and if this crap was true) - it still wouldn’t change your mind.
Cali would be glad to send Perry and the great state of Texas a few million more cholos and their familias... please spread the word.
By their own admissions their numbers were a guess. I own a business that returns disabled people to the workforce in Texas, when this report first came out it started a stir but after review we found that the research was dubious at best and nothing more than an academic backed attack on Perry and the State of Texas.
Guess the author hasn’t ridden around Dallas, Houston or San Antonio. There are lots of cars down here from most of the other 57 states. Plus, the illegals have been self deporting since the housing industry hit the skids.
Perhaps they are not in your part of the state...Texas will become increasingly a Democrat state. The graph below is projections based on 1990-2000 trends, I'm sure it's much worse based on 2000-2010 projections.
>>> Im sure the number is high, but I dont think its THAT high. Im not defending this guy...Im not a fan, for sure...but I hate when we do this crap. Save this kind of exaggeration for the Dem candidate. >>
Exactly. This is a poorly thought out hit piece. OF COURSE most of the jobs created in the last four years went to people who just moved to a state - ANY STATE - that’s probably why they moved there in the first place.
And the reason so many who moved to Texas are from Mexico has a lot to do with geography and a poor job by the US Government on the border.
I believe because of this, Perry will win the nomination because it's way too over the top.
When a story such as this one repeatedly conflates illegal immigrants with legal immigrants, it can not be taken seriously.
One of my grandfathers and both of my grandmothers were immigrants. None of them were illegal immigrants.
Lumping them together like the author did is reprehensible.
The link is DEAD.
Is this from the same source that said Perry had new-born babies for breakfast?
All this is is another white house snow job..I would like to ask this question to the morons in Washington,Why don't you fools take care of the borders like we and Perry ask and there would not be so many illegals around not only that but they are letting thousands a day come through and they are drug cartel employees..
Shouldn’t the point be that there is WORK in Texas????????????
The Wall Street Journal wrote an article on Congressional ties to fringe groups like these. Here's what the WSJ wrote about John Tanton. This came from an original FR thread dated June 17, 2004.
"During a immigration subcommittee hearing in March, Mr. Cannon had the gumption to question the executive director of CIS, Mark Krikorian, as well as to challenge Roy Beck, who heads NumbersUSA and serves as "spokesman" for CFAW. After first denying it, Mr. Krikorian was forced to admit that CIS is a spin-off of FAIR. In fact, CIS, FAIR, NumbersUSA, Project-USA -- and more than a half-dozen similar groups that Republicans have become disturbingly comfy with -- were founded or funded (or both) by John Tanton, a retired doctor in Michigan. In addition to trying to stop immigration to the U.S., appropriate population-control measures for Dr. Tanton and his network include promoting China's one-child policy, sterilizing Third World women and wider use of RU-486. FAIR, where Mr. Krikorian once worked, is run by Dan Stein and shares advisers and personnel with CIS and other members of the Tanton nexus. As our Jason Riley noted in a March 15 op-ed, "By Dr. Tanton's own reckoning, FAIR has received more than $1.5 million from the Pioneer Fund, a white-supremacist outfit devoted to racial purity through eugenics." Representative Cannon says, "Tanton set up groups like CIS and FAIR to take an analytical approach to immigration from a Republican point of view so that they can give cover to Republicans who oppose immigration for other reasons."
Perry is another John McCain.
Pick him and Obama will cruise to a second term.
The only people who want Perry are the establishment Republicans, RINOs all, who fear losing control of their party to Tea Party people who want to restore and protect America and its citizens, not the illegal - ILLEGAL - aliens.
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