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Cardinal Timothy Dolan, USCCB mislead about immigration in letter to John Boehner - 11/08/13

... sentences have echoes of the jobs Americans wont do and living in the shadows canards. See also immigration economics for many examples of flawed immigration studies that all suffer from a fundamental failing of not including all the costs of illegal immigration. One of those costs is that an influx of low-skilled labor drives down wages for Americans (why else would WalMart and McDonalds...

Jason Stverak misleads about immigration and the free market (Franklin Center, Koch, Krieble) - 10/04/13

... Stverak's quote above is the same jobs Americans wont do line used by countless other hacks. Continuing on: Although Washington is quick to identify illegal immigration as a problem to score political points, lawmakers often don't acknowledge that our out-of-synch laws make undocumented border crossings much more likely. Because quotas on immigration are far below the market's demands, the...

Pro-corporate Benjy Sarlin fails to follow the money on immigration reform (MSNBC, amnesty) - 09/24/13

... farmland. That's the same old jobs Americans wont do line, as used by the very corporate-friendly George W Bush. It also doesn't match up with reality, as discussed on the crops rotting in the fields page. What is Sarlin doing: is he calling those growers and meatpackers on misleading in order to lower wages even more, or is he helping them? To see who Sarlin is helping, look at the entries on...

Rand Paul smears Americans, incl. playing Nazi card on amnesty opponents (illegal aliens in "concentration camps") - 07/01/13

... wages under good conditions. See jobs Americans wont do for others who share Rand Paul's anti-American viewpoint. I want to get Americans working. Rand Paul wants to get illegal aliens working, and smears millions of struggling, unemployed Americans as moochers in order to do it. To do something about this, look up any @SenRandPaul supporters and send them the link to this post or make the...

Marco Rubio aide: some American workers "can't cut it..., can't do it, don't want to do it" (Enrique Gonzalez) - 06/16/13

... who've used the talking point jobs Americans wont do. Sometimes they're open about it. For a more recent example, there's this segment from a Ryan Lizza post about Marco Rubio [1]: [Chuck schumer aide Leon] Fresco and [Rubio aide Enrique] Gonzalez helped to unlock the deal with labor and the Chamber of Commerce. The two biggest sticking points were wages for foreign workers (the unions wanted...

Questions for Kelly Ayotte about comprehensive immigration reform (amnesty, New Hampshire) - 06/09/13

... immigration system is broken...") * jobs Americans wont do ("...jobs that Americans won't perform...") * nation of immigrants ("As a nation of immigrants...") * immigration line ("Before any of these 11 million could earn a green card, they would go to the back of the line...") * living in the shadows ("...we need to bring undocumented people out of the shadows to separate those seeking economic...

AFL-CIO reaches agreement with Chamber of Commerce on guest workers - 02/21/13

... wages. Their second point is the jobs Americans wont do canard: there are no such jobs, employers just don't want to pay enough or their safety standards are too lows. Yet again, the AFL-CIO is giving those employers what they want rather than fighting for higher wages under better conditions. What exactly they mean by "does not keep all workers in a permanent temporary status" isn't clear, but...

Howard Buffett shouts "Viva Mexico!"; supports amnesty and guest workers; enables illegal immigration; wins Mex. govt award - 12/02/12

... is supporting: he spouts the jobs Americans wont do canard in order to enable what - in practice - amounts to foreign serf labor being brought in to do difficult jobs at low wages under usually bad conditions. For more on the "phony farm labor crisis", see this and the crops rotting in the fields entries. And, please take a moment to let Buffett and his chief of staff know what you think: @...

Peter Beinart smears GOP, sticks up for illegal immigration - 10/24/11

... below: * immigration vulnerable * jobs americans wont do * enforcing our laws is not anti-Hispanic * the "Veranda Pitch" (#4) Now, compare those to Beinart: In today’s GOP, the correct term for a human being who crosses the U.S. border without a visa in search of a brutally difficult, poorly paid job that few native-born Americans wish to do but on which our national economy depends is “illegal...

2006: George Will supports amnesty, guest workers; misleads with false choice; "unlimited" skilled immigration - 07/03/11

... attrition. Will also used the jobs Americans wont do canard, and the secure the border talking point. He also somewhat implied a Darwinistic immigration policy. He also supported guest workers and an "unlimited" immigration policy for skilled immigrants (skilled immigration). See all those links. And, by saying "there are no plausible incentives to get the 11 million [illegal aliens] to board...

With millions unemployed, Ag Secy Tom Vilsack demeans American workers, promotes amnesty, opposes enforcement, uses bogus talking points, opposes eVerify - 05/27/11

... points. The first item above is the jobs Americans wont do canard, but there were several more. From the article: Reforms would result in "a reliable, legal workforce," said Vilsack. Reforms would also: * Continue efforts "to secure the borders." * Hold accountable "businesses that break the law by undermining American workers and exploiting undocumented workers." The first is secure the border...

UFW's anti-American satire: citizens should take illegal aliens' farmworker jobs (Stephen Colbert) - 06/23/10

The United Farmworkers of America are playing a cute, anti-American game (link): Take Our Jobs - please. That’s the message from the United Farm Workers union, which is turning the tables on Congress after years of inaction on comprehensive immigration reform. Through the campaign, United Farm Workers plans to push members of Congress to make a plea to constituents across the country: Put illegal...

Gary Johnson's immigration position disqualifies him for president or anything else (Our America Initiative, New Mexico) - 06/23/10

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson started the "Our America Initiative" last year, possibly as a precursor to a presidential run. He's a libertarian and that means two things: a) he might as well save his donors the money because he's never going to get mainstream support, and b) he's wrong. How he's wrong about immigration will be discussed below. First, here are two snippets showing his...

Paul Krugman exposes "jobs Americans won't do", has "uncomfortable facts about the economics of modern immigration" - 05/28/10

... UPDATE] where he exposes the "jobs Americans wont do" talking point for what it is and raises issues with massive illegal immigration, particularly of low-wage workers. Please send or post the New York Times link above where it's appropriate: ...I'm instinctively, emotionally pro-immigration. But a review of serious, nonpartisan research reveals some uncomfortable facts about the economics of...

Dave Neiwert channels Karl Rove: supports a race-based, anti-American labor system (hacendados) - 03/22/10

Far-left illegal immigration supporter David Neiwert of Crooks and Liars, in an interview with Roy Beck of Numbers USA, channeled the bugbear of the far-left, Karl Rove, supporting a race-based labor system. In the interview, Dave Niewert supported an anti-American system where Mexican workers would do the tough, dirty jobs while Americans would - paraphrasing - sit on their verandas watching...

With millions unemployed, Arnold Schwarzenegger calls for more foreign workers (construction, farmworkers, academic) - 03/02/10

... otherwise. The last is a variant of the jobs Americans wont do canard. He also supported skilled immigration, advocating to give visas to foreigners attending U.S. colleges after they've finished their studies. If you'd like to do something about this, make sure that as many construction workers as possible know how little concern Schwarzenegger has for them, and suggest they contact his office...

"Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles": pro-amnesty, pro-guest worker fantasy from Robert George - 02/22/10

... entered the country illegally. The jobs Americans wont do talking point is even more false and despicable now with massive unemployment. The last sentence would make a mockery of our immigration laws, establishing two channels for coming to the U.S.: the legal variety (for suckers who want to wait a decade or two to even set foot in the U.S.), and the Robert George variety where someone can come...

WSJ discovers: Americans compete with immigrants for jobs (Miriam Jordan) - 05/24/09

Miriam Jordan of the Wall Street Journal offers "Job Fight: Immigrants vs. Locals/Tennessee Residents Compete for Work They Once Scorned; An All-Night Wait for Slaughterhouse Shifts" (link). The immigrants in this case appear to be all or almost all legal workers, including refugees and those allowed to come here under the diversity lottery. And, they're all competing for jobs at a Tyson Foods...

Andrew Rosenthal/NYT supports AgJobs (indentured servitude bill) - 05/16/09

... NYT solution to the problem of "jobs americans wont do" is to import a foreign serf class rather than making changes to farm work - such as mechanization and easier working conditions - where it would be appealing to more Americans. And, through their constant support for illegal immigration, the NYT has played a role in enabling the exploitation they complain about. As for the growers...

Tamar Jacoby pins immigration "reform" hopes on Obama-induced "reformist mood", bad policy, racialization - 05/07/09

America's favorite immigration "expert", Tamar Jacoby, takes to the pages of the Los Angeles Times with "The immigration debate, again" (link). It contains the usual smears ("there's a danger that populist resentments will curdle into xenophobia", Lou Dobbs and Tom Tancredo are "anti-immigrant" with "inflamed, angry followers") together with things like this: Neither the economic downturn nor...

Rosa Brooks to Pentagon; CFR, Soros; her Darwinistic, anti-American immigration policy; journalism bailout - 04/09/09

Former Los Angeles Times columnist Rosa Brooks is going through the revolving door again, this time to be an advisor at the Defense Department, specifically to Michele Flournoy the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy. There's a lot about her not to like; here's just some of it: 1. She was affiliated with George Soros' Open Society Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations. 2. During the...

Mel Martinez to be "irritant" to get immigration "reform"; Gebe Martinez has no concern for U.S. workers - 03/18/09

Gebe Martinez of the Politico informs us (link) that Sen. Mel Martinez (no relation) is initiating an unfocused push to get comprehensive immigration reform:

Consul: we both want a "legal, orderly and humane flow of people" - 09/27/06

It was a canard fest at Ohlone College in Fremont (Bay Area, CA) on Tuesday as Mexican Consul General Alfonso de Maria y Campos spoke about illegal immigration. All of his statements have been heard many times before from both Mexicans and Americans. And, Angela Woodall of The Argus (part of the ANG Newspapers group) served only as a transcription service. If - and it doesn't seem likely - she...