Holy crap, Pat Buchanan actually makes sense
December 17, 2010 3 Comments
Not that I am a big fan of the guy, as he seems to quite often make the point that the States would be a better place if we created a police state governed by shotgun politics, but in this article he really hits the mark on the true impact of an unregulated border with Mexico.
In the April-May-June quarter, foreign-born workers in the U.S. gained 656,000 jobs. And native-born Americans lost 1.2 million.
From July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, foreign-born Hispanics gained 98,000 construction jobs. Native-born Hispanics lost 133,000. Black and white U.S. construction workers lost 511,000 jobs.
According to the Center for Immigration Studies, from Jan. 1, 2000, to Jan. 1, 2010, 13.1 million immigrants, legal and illegal, entered the United States, a decade in which America lost 1 million jobs.
From 2008 and 2009, the figures are startling. In 24 months, 2.4 million immigrants, legal and illegal, arrived, as U.S. citizens were losing 8.6 million jobs.
Query: Why are we importing a million-plus workers a year when 17 million Americans can’t find work? Whose country is this?
Point: if we are in such dire economic straits, with degree-d professionals having to take jobs well below their educational level just to make ends meet, are we not to be held to task for the amount of illegal labor that is occurring in the states, as it is potentially limiting our American brothers and sisters ability to find work to just afford the basic necessities?
Ugh. There are times when this administration gets under my skin; this being one of those times.