American job losses assessed by NumbersUSA
Illegal immigration, a costly and key issue negatively affecting the United States in countless ways,* is finally being addressed by GOP presidential candidates — a fact for which we can thank Donald Trump.
Prior to Trump’s entry into the 2016 race, the matter was given short shrift, if mentioned at all. Wednesday’s Republican debate at the Reagan Library demonstrates the topic has become a central theme as voters evaluate the presidential hopefuls.
NumbersUSA uses a grade card system to assess the candidate’s immigration stances and their effect on Americans’ jobs and wages. The site is fact-filled and is sure to interest political observers. Five Democrats and nine Republicans are represented.
The ratings and grades reflect an urgency about the economic status of tens of millions of American workers who are in occupations where real wages are lower than they were 15 and 20 years ago. With nearly 60 million working-age Americans not even holding jobs, NumbersUSA reserves A and B grades for those who have shown they are truly serious about reducing the flow of foreign labor into these giant pools of surplus labor.
This Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration audit report substantiates Donald Trump’s assertion that $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits was paid to illegals working in the United States in 2011 alone. Those numbers are exclusive of the cost of benefits the illegals impose upon us. Illegal immigration is a no-win for the citizens of the U.S.