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« on: January 28, 2013, 05:45:00 PM »

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But Obama’s economic prescription is wrong, said Steven Camarota, the senior researcher at the Center for Immigration Studies, a reform group that wants to increase employment of U.S. workers and to reduce immigration of foreign workers.

Obama seems to “believe that the key ingredient missing from the US economy is that we don’t have enough workers,” Camarota told The Daily Caller.  But “there are currently 11.4 million high school dropouts … 19.7 million high-school-only … 18 million with some college not working … and 11 million with at least a bachelor’s not working,” he said.

“Total working age folks not working: 60.2 million,” he added.

The left-of-center Economic Policy Institute usually avoids the immigration debate, but recently released a report showing that there are far more job seekers than openings, for both low-skill and high-skill workers.

“These data show that the main problem in today’s labor market is not a lack of the right workers for the jobs that are available; it’s that employers do not have enough work to be done to need to hire more workers,” said the EPI’s Jan. 23 report.

The Institute also released a report in 2011 urging a reform of U.S. policy to match Canada’s successful recruitment of high-skill immigrants to fill high-wage jobs that could not be filled by Canadians.
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read more here - http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/28/obama-to-push-immigration-amnesty-as-economic-boost/#ixzz2JJLOeJmp

from the comments "When you import ignorance and poverty on a huge scale what you get is ignorance and poverty."

and here "Not enough jobs to go around" http://www.epi.org/publication/job-seekers-ratio-january-2013/
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 05:57:35 PM »

"Obamigration"

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This is the same argument Jeb's leftist allies in his amnesty crusade made during their push for Obamacare. Rather than undertake modest, incremental reforms — allowing the purchase of health insurance across state lines, for instance — the Democrats wanted "comprehensive health-care reform", and we ended up with a 2,000-page doorstop law that we had to pass to learn what it contains. "Comprehensive immigration reform" might as well be called "Obamigration".

The law isn't broken. The authors claim the overarching immigration statute, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, "has been patched over so many times that it is hopelessly complex and incoherent." They express the central planner's desire to "start from scratch", saying it's the law that's the problem, not the lack of enforcement. But, while there are plenty of things in the law I think need to be changed and simplified, our deepest problem is, in fact, enforcement — or more accurately, the unwillingness of our post-American elites to consistently defend America's sovereignty, something they simply do not believe in.

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The U.S. doesn't need unskilled labor. The authors trot out "The nation needs energetic young workers to spur the economy and support an ever-increasing social-welfare burden." Uh, immigrants are around twice as likely as the native-born to be poor and use welfare. Among Hispanic immigrants, who represent the lion's share of the low-skilled workers the op-ed says we need "to support an ever-increasing social-welfare burden". the majority are on welfare. This isn't because they're lazy spongers — fully one-third of immigrant households with a worker present are on welfare. The problem is that a post-industrial, knowledge-based economy doesn't need additional low-skilled workers. As Milton Friedman famously said, "It's just obvious you can’t have free immigration and a welfare state."

read more here - http://www.cis.org/krikorian/jebs-tyranny-immigration-cliches
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