They Took our Jobs

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Around this nation an estimated 8.5 million illegal aliens are gainfully ’employed’ More than ten million American citizens are desperately hunting for jobs.

 

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California and Nevada have the largest illegal populations in the country.

They are starting to feel the suffocating effect of undocumented foreigners who are not obliged to contribute to state revenue but take advantage of welfare, unemployment benefits, workers compensation and all forms of public and health services. Municipal budgets don’t have any breathing room.

Currently some of these paperless paupers are using fake IDs. Stolen identity asphyxiates honest Americans with ruined credit history and leaked personal information.

Most illegals are also guilty of tax evasion and quietly sending billions of dollars to Mexico every year.

I’m thinking they should face some harsh penalties including long prison terms.

Not the price-reduced proletarians, no…I’m talking about the employers. Of course I want to punish the marked-down Mexicans for illegally crossing the border as well as breaking various laws, but anyone who knowingly hires the discounted laborers should suffer painful fines along with confiscation of business assets and property involved in their chicanery…or it could be called chicanory, but I digress, esé

The Department of Homieland Security is charged with administering something called E-verify. It uses information from the Social Security Administration, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to determine an applicant’s eligibility to work.

Democrat and pro-amnesty leftist Harry Reid has blocked E-verify from becoming mandatory in all 50 states from his perch in the Senate at every chance. Thankfully several states have managed to pass legislation requiring employers to use it.

But regardless of Harry’s obstruction, E-Verify has grown in popularity, has been successfully overhauled and now has hundreds of thousands of honest companies in every state implementing it.

Depending on which side of the fence you’re on, it seems to be working. NumbersUSA has the..uh…numbers.

A new report from the Public Policy Institute of California indicates that Arizona’s illegal aliens population declined after the state passed the Legal Arizona Workers Act in 2007 that required all businesses to use E-Verify.

According to PPIC’s research, Arizona’s illegal alien population fell 17% or by 92,000 from 2008 to 2009. Arizona is one of three states that requires all its employers to use E-Verify. Mississippi and South Carolina also require all companies to check new hires with the workplace verification tool.

For more information about the report, see the Public Policy Institute of California. Also, view the map of states with mandatory E-verify laws already in place or with legislation pending.

But the pro-amnesty propaganda continues…

A mass departure of the undocumented foreigners would eliminate 581,000 jobs in Arizona and tax receipts would drop by 10.1 percent, according to the report by the Center for American Progress and the Immigration Policy Center.

Dr. Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda is the co-author of the study entitled “The Economic Impact of Legalization Versus Deportation in Arizona” predicts Arizona’s economy could lose up to 49 billion dollars if these laws are enforced. Funny thing is, this article doesn’t link to the ‘study’ or any information on the good doctor. I’m not going to bother, cause Raul’s full of it.

Just think of the thousands of jobs that would open up to Americans who are looking for work and who actually pay taxes. Now you’re saying, “but speciallist, all the illegal’s do is pick veggies” Wrong. They occupy jobs from the service industry to construction and into the professional arena.

The report also ‘analyzed’ the economic impact that an amnesty-like legalization of undocumented people living in Arizona would have based on the results of the federal amnesty of 1986. I wonder why they didn’t link to it? /snark

They didn’t link to it because they ignored…err…didn’t take into account having to pay (in 2011 dollars) for the extra schooling, medical care, law enforcement, prisons and social programs that an unlawfully bloated population needs to survive.

It doesn’t need to be like this. Legal citizens should have priority and there is a long standing program to fill the ‘jobs Americans won’t do’ It’s called an H-2A visa. An H-2A visa allows a foreign national entry into the U.S. for temporary or seasonal agricultural work.

Agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers can bring immigrant foreign workers to the U.S. to perform agricultural labor or services of a temporary or seasonal nature. Legally.

These workers are covered by U.S. wage laws and workers compensation, not to mention current health and safety regulations. Workers that are hired under the table, enjoy none of those benefits.

Not only is enforcing immigration law good for non-citizen workers, it’s necessary for the states. Dirty little secret is that unfunded pension liabilities for public sector union’s are not the only hand strangling state budgets.

Pointing out the fiscal burden carried by states, not to mention the outright lawlessness of illegal immigration is not racist, it’s the right thing to do.

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ladyliberty2000
ladyliberty2000
March 26, 2011 12:14 pm

I find it extremely challenging to understand why seemingly educated, experienced professionals, tax payers, and even politicians can consider the impact that hiring illegal immigrants will have on the American citizens looking for work and still try and convince everyone else that amnesty is a good idea. It’s just baffling…when put in its simplest terms, Big Government is telling us, “Hey – it’s cool. Go ahead and hire the man who sneaked into this country illegally. Keep him off the books because he needs a chance, and my neighbor who just got laid off doesn’t deserve first dibs on the… Read more »

Mike gamecock DeVine
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March 26, 2011 4:46 pm

Great comprehensive column. Lots to think about and will try and address in detail and depth soon, but first, a question: Can we really afford to severely punish so many millions on so many levels?