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Obama on track to add 200,000+ new legal workers to a weak job market (immigration, amnesty, DREAM Act, Janet Napolitano, DHS, DACA)

According to Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security [1], over 200,000 illegal aliens have applied to Obama's "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" amnesty.

That's not as bad as it could be, but it's still very bad news for American workers: in a weak job market, Obama's adding hundreds of thousands of new legal workers. Those who are illegal aliens are clustered in jobs that are lax about checking if someone's a legal worker, such as crop picking.

But, when Obama gives those illegal aliens a work permit they'll be here legally, and they'll then be able to compete with struggling American workers in any field they're qualified for: cashiering, waitressing, construction, and on and on.

Those former illegal aliens will be clustered in lower-skilled jobs, like a good portion of Obama's (or at least the Democratic Party's) base. In fact, most of those harmed by Obama's amnesty will be those who vote Democrat.

Want to do something about this? Make sure as many Democratic voters see the last link, and challenge prominent Obama supporters on that link at their public appearances or on Twitter. Here's a question you can ask, complete with an example of how the question was dodged when I asked it.

Note, of course, that Mitt Romney isn't much better. Challenge his surrogates with that same question. Make them admit the harm that Obama's amnesty will do, then ask them why Romney won't point that out.

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[1] From The Hill ( peekURL.com/zp9H26m ):

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Wednesday [to a panel of educators from around the country who serve on the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council] that more than 3,000 young illegal immigrants are applying for deferred deportation every day under the administration’s new immigration policy.

About 200,000 young people in the country illegally have applied to defer their deportation for at least two years and get a temporary work permit since the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began accepting applications under the new rules two months ago, according to Napolitano...

...Each application takes at least 4 months to process, during which time the applicant will not be deported from the country, said Napolitano...

..."I suspect that we may see a bulge of applications after the New Year when there's either this administration or a new administration and when the policies are going to be become more clear," Napolitano told the group.

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 14:24 · Importance: 4