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The skewed priorities of Noel Sheppard (Newsbusters, declining labor force) - 02/01/13

In the unlikely event that Matt Drudge linked to a post here, rest assured that I'd take advantage of those tens to hundreds of thousands of visitors to promote pro-American immigration policies. Noel Sheppard of NewsBusters has different priorities. On the Drudge-linked "8.5 Million Americans Left Labor Force In Obama's First Term" ( peekURL.com/zywy9St ), Sheppard says: ...there are currently 8...

What "Young Invincibles" dare not tell you (youth joblessness, Campaign for Young America, Rory O’Sullivan, Alistair Johnston) - 07/10/12

... America", [1]): While the national unemployment rate is 8.2 percent, the unemployment rate for 16- to 24-year-olds more than doubles to 16.5 percent. For Latino youth, that figure jumps to 20.5 percent, and for African Americans, it skyrockets to 30.2 percent - almost four times the national average. That's quite bad. Yet, they don't discuss how reducing illegal immigration (such as through...

US cities with highest unemployment have something in common. What is it? - 06/28/12

... U.S. cities with the highest unemployment in May, 2012: Yuma, AZ 28.9 El Centro, CA 26.8 Yuba City, CA 17.9 Merced, CA 17.3 Modesto, CA 15.6 Fresno, CA 14.9 Hanford-Corcoran, CA 14.8 Visalia-Porterville, CA 14.7 Stockton, CA 14.5 Madera-Chowchilla, CA 14.3 Whatever could all those have in common? If you aren't familiar with this corner of the world, all are agricultural areas, and most are in...

Support high immigration? Explain these shocking charts (labor force participation rates by age, gender, ethnicity) - 10/13/11

Here's a challenge for supporters and enablers of massive or illegal immigration: explain these shocking charts. The charts (from the Department of Labor's BLS, [1]) show the labor force participation rate for various ethnicities, genders, and ages, with steady drops for most groups and especially for men, blacks, and youths. Note that the rates for Asians and white women has held mostly steady...

Wall Street Journal, Ed Morrissey ignore immigration impact on teen unemployment - 07/01/11

... minimum wage for very high teen unemployment (see this). While the minimum wage might play a role, a clearer role is played by massive low-skilled immigration. Yet, neither the WSJ nor Morrissey even hint at that. Perhaps it's because the WSJ is a strong supporter of unlimited immigration, and Morrissey isn't exactly a strong opponent of that. Thus, this is yet another example of the Fiscal Con...

Over a million immigrants got U.S. jobs 2008-2010 (legal and illegal) - 01/20/11

... (link): Over the past two years, as U.S. unemployment remained near double-digit levels and the economy shed jobs in the wake of the financial crisis, over a million foreign-born arrivals to America found work, many illegally. Those are among the findings of a review of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census Bureau data conducted exclusively for Reuters by researchers at the Center for Labor...

Pew: native-born lose jobs even as foreign-born gain jobs - 11/01/10

... Hispanic Center. As a result, the unemployment rate for immigrant workers fell 0.6 percentage points during this period (from 9.3% to 8.7%) while for native-born workers it rose 0.5 percentage points (from 9.2% to 9.7%). There's more at [1], including how immigrants - especially Latinos - saw their wages fall. Most importantly, there's this: Over the two-year period from 2008 to 2010, second...

U.S. unemployment rate: 9.6%. Mexican unemployment rate: 5.5%. Who's to blame. - 10/11/10

Via this, the unemployment rate in Mexico was 5.5% (July 2010). As of August 2010, the U.S. unemployment rate was 9.6%. While there's not a one-to-one correspondence between jobs done by Mexican illegal aliens in the U.S. and jobs done by U.S. citizens (even if jobs Americans wont do is a myth) and there are other factors to consider, clearly the Mexican government's policy of sending people...

Sam Stein misleads about Sharron Angle (unemployment insurance "really doesn't benefit anyone") - 09/03/10

... offers "Sharron Angle Claims Unemployment Insurance 'Really Doesn't Benefit Anyone'" (link), a sleazy attack that shows once again that he's just a Democratic proxy and is willing to try to mislead. In a radio interview on Wednesday, Angle said this: "People don't want to be unemployed... They want to have real, full-time, permanent jobs with a future. That's what they want, and we need to...

Colorado disabled one immigration status check for unemployment benefits; 900 illegal aliens flagged anyway - 08/06/10

... illegal immigrants trying to obtain unemployment benefits... At issue is a bill passed by the state legislature in 2006. HB-1023 was designed to prevent illegal immigrants from obtaining certain forms of government aid. It required state agencies to try to verify status of applicants before handing over something like an unemployment check. Mares says they had other systems in place, but...

Rand Paul: unemployed should accept lower wage jobs: "tough love" (ignores immigration, 5-1 job seeker ratio) - 06/19/10

... Europe, they give about a year of unemployment. We're up to two years now in America... As bad as it sounds, ultimately we do have to sometimes accept a wage that’s less than we had at our previous job in order to get back to work and allow the economy to get started again... Nobody likes that, but it may be one of the tough love things that has to happen." Needless to say, trained idiots like...

30 Members of Congress form the Reclaim American Jobs Caucus: free up jobs through immigration enforcement - 03/19/10

... workers. Recognizing the direct link between unemployment and illegal immigration, we have formed the Reclaim American Jobs Caucus. Comprised of 30 members of Congress, we are dedicated to promoting policies that will help citizens and legal immigrants reclaim the eight million jobs held by illegal immigrants. Specifically, the Caucus seeks to expand use of the E-Verify system that allows...

List of those not calling for immigration enforcement, fewer work permits to ease unemployment - 12/03/09

... the best ways to reduce U.S. unemployment would be to enforce our immigration laws and to reduce the number of work permits currently being granted; the latter was greater than the number of jobs "saved or created" by the stimulus plan. However, it's difficult to find any political leaders (broadly defined) who support that. Almost all leaders on the left are calling for proven-ineffective...

Teen unemployment rate 25.5% in August 2009, highest since 1948. Can we enforce our immigration laws now? - 09/27/09

The unemployment rate among teenagers (ages 16 to 19) reached 25.5% in August 2009 (table here: bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t01.htm). That's the highest rate since 1948, the year the Department of Labor started keeping statistics. One of the ways to get teens employed is by enforcing our immigration laws. Many of the jobs that illegal aliens are working - such as fast food, hospitality, and so on...

Unemployment highest in 15 years, Bush administration won't step up immigration enforcement - 12/05/08

... jobs in November, increasing the unemployment rate to 6.7 percent... The unemployment rate, meanwhile, hit its highest level in 15 years. The data also suggest that of the 430,000 Americans who had been working or seeking work in October and left the workforce in November, many were people who simply gave up looking for a job. If they'd had kept looking, the unemployment rate would be closer to...