Senate gangsters deceive on “labor shortages” to promote guest-worker/amnesty
In a well researched report that shines a bright light on the hypocrisy of the notorious amnesty hustling Gang of 8, The Center for Immigration Studies details the high rate of citizen unemployment in the home states of the senators who are pushing a deal bestowing legal status on illegal aliens.
Both nationally and in the states represented by the Gof8, unemployment is chronically high among American citizens, especially less-educated citizens (those with no more than a high school education), who are the most likely to compete with illegal workers.
In the seven states represented by the Gang of Eight, the unemployment rate for less educated U.S. citizens averaged 12.6 percent in 2012 — compared to an average of 10.2 percent across the other 43 states.
The broader measure of unemployment (referred to as U-6), which includes discouraged workers who have not sought work recently, shows unemployment averaged 21.7 percent for less-educated citizens in the Gof8 states for 2012 — significantly higher than the 18.3 percent average in the other 43 states.
In the Gof8 states, U-6 unemployment was among the highest in the country for less-educated citizens in 2012:
24.4 percent in Arizona, fourth-highest in the country (John McCain, Jeff Flake)
22.1 percent in South Carolina, eighth-highest in the country (Lindsey Graham)
22.0 percent in Illinois, ninth-highest in the country (Dick Durbin)
21.9 percent in New Jersey, 11th-highest in the country (Robert Menendez)
20.6 percent in Florida, 15th-highest in the country (Marco Rubio)
20.5 percent in New York, 18th-highest in the country (Chuck Schumer)
20.1 percent in Colorado, 19th-highest in the country (Michael Bennet)
This past November, Seeing Red AZ pointed out that unemployment in Yuma, Arizona topped the national list with a whopping 29.8 percent of residents out of work. Arizona Sens. McCain and Flake, too busy rolling out the red carpet for a greater influx of illegals whom they can legitimatize to compete with American citizens for jobs, must have missed the alarming statistics.
This must read article, titled, “A Bleak Picture,” was written by Steven A. Camarota, Director of Research and demographer Karen Zeigler at the Center for Immigration Studies. Check out the four tables which provide supporting data. Be sure to read the “Conclusion” near the end of the well documented analysis
Today’s edition of the pro-amnesty Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) editorially applauds what it terms a “guest worker compromise” between the AFL-CIO unionists and the illegal labor profiteers in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The newspaper’s concern is “worker exploitation” and the fact that the number of “W-Visas” being granted is too low. The W-Visa is not a temporary visa. Workers will have the ability to self-petition for permanent status after a year and they are not tied to a single employer.
Jeff Flake has become a nimble contortionist on the issue, after his brief epiphany as a pro-border security senate candidate. The same local newspaper that now heaps him with adulation chastised him as a “mere politician.”
The República did glom onto the AP’s Stylebook’s newly reworked language and refers to the illegals as those “entering the country without permission.”
What a surprise.