Immigration reform has become the Democrat’s hot topic this election season largely due to the need to silence the Obamacare debate. Congress is currently considering immigration reform packages that would include work permits for illegal aliens and increases in future legal immigration., despite a report released Friday that denigrates those reforms.
Many lawmakers are asking why that is. Unemployment is alarmingly high among native-born American adults with less than a college education according to the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) disclosed.
For instance, during the fourth quarter of 2013, the unemployment rate among native-born American adults not completing high school was a whopping 16.6 percent while those with a high school education was 8.5.
Should the government be increasing new immigrants with these figures? Native-born Americans, ages 18 to 65, at any education level unemployed, was 50.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. That’s an increase of 8.8 million from 2007 and 14.7 million since 2000.
So why are so many Democrats interested in raising that number with more immigrants? It’s simple math. Many of them believe they have the political ear of Hispanics and it will fatten their voter rolls across the U.S. They aren’t interested in the nation’s well-being, only their own political futures.
President Obama, this country’s first black elected President, should note the unemployment rate for U.S.-born blacks ages 18 to 29 who did not finish high school. It is an incredible 57.3 percent. Furthermore, in the fourth quarter of last year, there were just two working-age native-born Americans holding a job for every one that was not employed.
That’s in a down economy, not a declared recession. CIS observed, “This represents a huge deterioration.” All this is occurring with an estimated 12 million illegals already in the country.
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