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WaPo Say Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants Hurts Job Market: Agree?

Fef 2012/06/17 04:48:07
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President Obama unilaterally decided to stop enforcing immigration laws by offering some illegal aliens legal status. These newly classified workers can now challenge Americans for jobs in a time of high unemployment. Illegal immigration activists laud the decision, but Obama also created many critics as the Washington Post writes:
But opponents of illegal immigration warned that the policy could create significant new competition for jobs and university slots at a time of nationwide recession and numerous states’ efforts to curb public spending.
“Half of our college graduates today can’t find jobs, and the unemployment rate for high-school-aged Americans is extremely high. This is unfair to U.S. citizens and legal immigrants who are out there struggling to get ahead," said Brad Botwin, president of Help Save Maryland.
The Washington Post article also suggests that the new policy increases administration and enforcement costs.
The Washington Post reports:Immigrant advocates cheer offering legal status to some undocumented immigrants under 30 as a watershed, but opponents fear it could create significant new competition for jobs.

undocumented immigrants 30 watershed opponents fear create significant competition jobs

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  • TroyMclure 2012/07/07 15:20:16
    Disagree
    TroyMclure
    +1
    II used to think my border brothers {illegal aliens} were only migrant farm workers picking strawberries and lettuce. But they are being hired by almost every other type business there is. Believe me I am of mexican american ancestry and have primo hermanos in jalisco.Iam a high school grad with some college and have been looking for work and I cannot prove it with certainty but i know i have been denied employment because of owners preference of wanting illegals. I wait for the the workers to come out for the lunch truck and if their all speaking spanish I dont even bother filling out an application.
  • KrSpo 2012/07/03 17:14:42
    Disagree
    KrSpo
    It has already been shown more than once that Illegals take jobs that Americans deem to be below them already. Minimum wage jobs are not a living wage for Americans due to cost of living, taxes, etc.
  • w2xad 2012/07/03 15:15:51
    Agree
    w2xad
    Obongo will destroy the US if he gets another 4 years.
  • Alummina 2012/07/01 19:48:54
    Disagree
    Alummina
    No, because they will pay for there birth certificate, passports and now they will pay taxes so it is going to bring money and order.
  • Christopher Kirchen 2012/06/30 23:18:40
    Agree
    Christopher Kirchen
    But that's not the main reason it shouldn't happen; it shouldn't happen because what they're doing IS ILLEGAL.
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/30 20:54:18
    Agree
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    Absolutely.
  • ☆ElenaDiamond☆ 2012/06/30 17:53:31
    Agree
    ☆ElenaDiamond☆
    Common sense would dictate that adding more competition for fewer jobs would hurt the job market for Americans.
  • jubil8 BN-0 PON 2012/06/30 17:49:01
    Agree
    jubil8 BN-0 PON
    Bravo, WaPo! And you thought MSM couldn't get anything right lol.

    It's outrageous, enraging, and dangerous.
  • Phyl *In God i Trust* 2012/06/21 01:46:52
    Agree
    Phyl *In God i Trust*
    agree
  • Chief 2012/06/21 00:54:24
    Agree
    Chief
    It has too, there are a finite number of job's, it's simple math
  • Old Timer 2012/06/18 14:07:12
    Agree
    Old Timer
    BUYING VOTES
  • Michael 2012/06/18 06:18:42
    Agree
    Michael
    Mexicans are now self deporting because of the bad economy, but will come back after realizing there are jobs here and they won't get deported. Democrats will have more votes with the next generation of illegals' children. Why can a president just ignore the law that is on the books?
  • atomikmom 2012/06/18 05:28:23
    Agree
    atomikmom
    I agree 100%
  • Andrew 2012/06/18 05:07:47
    Agree
    Andrew
    Highly agree, they come up here not even being citizens and take up jobs that should go to people who are citizens. This is what democrats want.
  • dragon88 2012/06/18 01:35:32 (edited)
    Agree
    dragon88
    +1
    To the sheep that don't understand Obama wants the illegals here so that they cause chaos when they can't find jobs and because he wants whites to be bred out of existence.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
  • relic 2012/06/17 23:20:43
    Agree
    relic
    +1
    Illegals have already taken over many of the construction jobs. Expect it to grow like a cancer.
  • Zak Smith 2012/06/17 22:41:29
    Disagree
    Zak Smith
    +1
    Damn Illegals taking jobs that no American will do! Out there picking apples and strawberries, cleaning up after us true born Americans, and digging ditches! I can't believe this.
  • relic Zak Smith 2012/06/17 23:23:45
    relic
    framing a new house

    Yeah, no American wants stupid construction jobs these days... they can't speak spanish.
  • Pam Zak Smith 2012/06/18 03:21:28
    Pam
    Quite a few Mexican people do the oranges, strawberries, apples, but than you've got the columbians, cubans, and others who have taken over jobs in our hospitals, restaurants, the entertainment industry. They even get a better education because they are considered minorities.
  • BILL 2012/06/17 22:27:59
    Agree
    BILL
    It does not matter what country a person is from if they are here Illegally then Ship them back to where they came from
    illegal
  • Paul 2012/06/17 20:40:42
    Disagree
    Paul
    Actual effect it has on the job market right now in the present, will be minimal. Could produce some long term effect, not necessarily good or bad.

    Amnesty was not given, the current administration just announced they will not be prosecuting any of these cases. My opinion is that it was a bold move by Obama faced with a Congress that refuses to act. There is much misinformation about the topic, most of it propaganda supporting or against designed to influence the public more than inform them.
    The whole issue has too many racial implications, and potentially dangerous results for a politician on the wrong side of the issue with elections coming up.
    Some of you might want to read this article presented by Proud Prgressive on this same topic.
    http://www.politicususa.com/r...

    Most of the arguments we hear will be nothing more than hyped garbage. Effect it has on most of us will be minimal. Places where it is a large issue, is where it should be dealt with locally, State or even Municipally.
  • MarinerFH 2012/06/17 19:13:04
  • Rick 2012/06/17 18:31:20
    Agree
    Rick
    Not only that, will they be allowed to vote? that is another big question? If so then the POS currently in office certainly did it for the votes and should be impeached for an unconstitutional act!
  • Jen Rick 2012/06/18 09:08:54
    Jen
    +1
    Rick, that is my concern also on this topic of illegal immigrants now competing with U.S. citizens for jobs/ income. I agree with you in fear that the POS won't stop at Amnesty for Illegals, that his secret motive for this change of policy is then to grant these immigrants voting privileges! The President is pulling out new tricks from a hat he never should be wearing in the first place, all for a win to be re-elected!! Thank you, we see eye to eye in this area, and I hope that many other people will see what Obama is doing more harm than good.
  • Racefish 2012/06/17 18:00:24
    Disagree
    Racefish
    +1
    These people are in the job market for the most part.
    Between all of our elected representatives, they could have given these people work permits which would have made a lot more sense, but when have we seen intelligence in DC?
  • frank 2012/06/17 18:00:11
    Agree
    frank
    You must remember that this men does not care what happens to America.
  • Paul frank 2012/06/17 19:37:05
    Paul
    "this men?" you must be talking about Congress that have refused to act on anything
  • All American 2012/06/17 17:40:30
    Agree
    All American
    I think WaPo actually go something right.
  • Chi~Cat 2012/06/17 16:42:27
    Agree
    Chi~Cat
    +3
    "Federal Red Tape Costs 780,000 Jobs. Federal regulatory officials imposed 3,807 new rules in 2011, an average of 15 each business day, filling 81,247 pages in last year’s Federal Register." Newsmax
    http://news.newsmax.com/?ZKC6...

    This Fraud-Us is a power hungry dictator hell bent on getting re-elected by garnering illegals' votes while demolishing our rights with blatant disregard and respect for our Constitution. Enough. The usurping O must go. Simple.
  • SK-pro impeachment 2012/06/17 16:27:54 (edited)
    Agree
    SK-pro impeachment
    +2
    Gee, ya think, Dinozzo?
    ya think dinozzo
  • brian8139 2012/06/17 16:16:49
    Agree
    brian8139
    +2
    QUIT GIVING ILLEAGALS JOBS AND WELFARE AND THEY WILL GO WAY... THATS WHY THEY ARE HERE....
  • lark 2012/06/17 15:53:58
    Agree
    lark
    +1
    It should be Americans first I guess we should have an American as President
  • lark lark 2012/06/17 15:55:20
    lark
    It also would have helped if He shut the gate first but NOOO come on in
  • apachehellfire65 2012/06/17 15:39:39
    Agree
    apachehellfire65
    +5
    unchecked illegal immigration will strangle and kill any nation.
  • Pam apacheh... 2012/06/18 03:25:34
    Pam
    +1
    The crime rate is going to skyrocket!!!!!!!!
  • apacheh... Pam 2012/06/18 03:31:36
    apachehellfire65
    +1
    it already is in Washington! the only cure is to get rid of this gangland administration.
  • Pam apacheh... 2012/06/18 03:48:05 (edited)
    Pam
    +1
    Crime is increasing, weird drugs are on the rise (people are eating each other), and people only care about themselves. We can't trust our neighbors in times of need. They'd pull the wool over our eyes. Rob us blind. Times are bad. I don't see times getting any better either. We can't trust our neighbors as most don't speak English, come from another country, where horrible unthinkable things happen and bring it into our country.
  • Sgt Major B 2012/06/17 15:30:57
    Agree
    Sgt Major B
    I seldom agree with "Pravda on the Potomac", but for once, they got it right! The other day, I even agreed with 'Proud Progressive' on a topic! What the Hell's the world coming to...??
  • Lester 2012/06/17 15:20:43
    Disagree
    Lester
    +1
    Given that there is a 30 year old age limit for the new policy, most of the people covered aren't yet of working age. It may become more difficult to find a job as a farm laborer or get a job at McDonald's, but the policy will likely have no measurable effect on the availability of the type of living-wage jobs that Americans need.
  • ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠ 2012/06/17 14:28:35
    Agree
    ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠
    Yes, in two ways.

    1: The obvious one; illegals taking jobs that citizens need.

    2: Employers are afraid to employ. They are afraid of accidentally employing an illegal alien.

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