One in ten jobs in Mexifornia is held by an illegal alien. According to USC so-so-ology perfesser Manuel Pastor, this is a really great thing because it shows how deeply integrated "immigrants" are in the state.
Oddly, that employers are illegally hiring these folks never seems to dawn on him, nor does the fact that his own study implies that by deporting the squatters, 10% more Americans could be working than is presently the case. Take a look at the folks in the photo: they actually believe that they have every right in the world to be here, and the very possibility of deportation makes them mad.
Somehow, they conveniently overlook the fact that their very presence here makes a lot of us mad, as well.
Oh, sure, 40% of them work in agriculture, which is supposedly among the low-paying jobs that "Americans won't do". 15% of them work in construction, which isn't especially low-paying. And that also means that 45% of them are working in other jobs.
About 1.5 million foreign nationals are medically screened and admitted as legal immigrants into our country each year; many more are screened and enter as legal green-card and visa-holding workers as well. America has some of the most lenient immigration and visa policies of any country in the world, yet these folks believe that they're special and that the rules for entry somehow shouldn't apply to them.
Certainly, we need more border enforcement - but we also need to aggressively roust the folks who are all too willing to hire illegal aliens. Shut off the jobs, and we substantially reduce the number of folks illegally entering the country. For some unknown reason, that simple concept seems to be difficult for the politicians to understand.
President Barack Obama will delay his long-promised executive action on immigration until after the November midterm elections, White House officials said on Saturday in remarks to the press that blamed “Republicans’ extreme politicisation of this issue”.
Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, released a statement in which he said the decision was cynical.
“He’s just saying he’ll go around the law once it’s too late for Americans to hold his party accountable in the November elections,” the statement said.
Pro-reform campaigners, meanwhile, greeted the news as “another slap to the face of the Latino and immigrant community” and said the president and Senate Democrats had “chosen politics over people”.
Yeah, right: it's those extremist Republicans that are the problem, not the illegals themselves; we don't want to "slap them in the face" or otherwise hurt their precious feelings. But as for the millions of people who followed the rules and entered our country legally - well, they deserve to be crapped on, to have their faces slapped, because they were being stupid when they chose to follow the rules in the first place.
You're not really an "immigrant" unless you came here illegally.
That's what we're being told.
But in truth, we don't have an immigration problem in this country, and we don't need immigration reform. What we have is an illegal alien problem, and that's what needs to be recognized and effectively addressed.
But it's sure not going to happen with the current crop of Democratics and establishment Republicans.