We are in serious need of immigration reform. Growing up I was always told “Take care of home first”. That’s how I was raised.It didn’t mean don’t look out for your neighbors, it means if you don’t take care of yours first you can’t take care of anyone else. Somehow we lost that.
Today we are an open door country that has put everyone else in front of our own needs. We are no longer in a position to be able to do this. This is simple dollars and sense. With our economy in its current state we don’t have the money. Our schools are failing, unemployment is up, crime is up quite frankly almost everything that should be up is down, and everything that should be down is up!
We need to get back to basics.
We need to stop trying to spend more than we have. We need to care of our own, meaning those that are here legally. Until we can right our own house we have no business opening up our doors when the walls are caving in!
This is the front page of the website on the July 15 D.C. March for Jobs:
Why the March to preserve American jobs for American workers?
We believe it is high time that members of Congress act to preserve economic opportunity for American workers – and pass immigration legislation that protects and supports the nearly 22 million American citizens who do not have jobs, or cannot find adequate employment to support their families.
Economists report that labor participation in the U.S. is at its lowest rate in over 30 years. Yet, despite these sluggish economic conditions, some in Congress have put forth immigration proposals to increase legal immigration levels by 50% and provide amnesty to over 11 million people who have entered the country illegally. We stand against these proposals, as they will result in adding millions more to the U.S. labor force, putting millions of American citizens out of work.
Over 22 million Americans are currently out of work or underemployed. All wage sectors, including low-skilled and high-skilled jobs are at risk from this legislation as big business asserts the need for more cheap laborers to do those mythical jobs “Americans won’t do.” Research continues to debunk this myth. As the Economic Policy Institute’s recent report reveals, there is not a talent shortage, but a jobs shortage.
If passed, the Gang of Eight’s proposed immigration bill will be costly for all Americans, but will harm black American workers more than any other group. Mass immigration and amnesty puts those poorest Americans from all walks of life out of work and suppresses wages, causing them to compete with aliens willing to work in poorer working conditions for cheaper pay.
When 22 million Americans are either out of work or unemployed, now is no time to further over-saturate the labor force with increased immigration levels and amnesty. If Congress doesn’t stop this irresponsible legislation, the United States will continue to see more and more Americans of all races out of jobs and on the streets.