With Gov. Rick Perry indicating more and more interest in accepting the pressure of fans to run for the GOP nomination, NumbersUSA has thoroughly researched his record of actions and statements on immigration and posted the results on our 2012 Presidential Hopefuls' Immigration Stances grid. The results -- as with nearly every other 2012 Hopeful -- are not pretty.
After three years of a Jobs Depression, we saw today the first action by Congress to stop driving up unemployment by importing so many immigrant workers.
The House Judiciary Committee voted 19-11 just before noon to pass H.R. 704, the SAFE for America Act, to end the Visa Lottery. (See roll call at bottom of blog.)
If we can get this passed on the House floor and then in the Senate and signed into law by Pres. Obama this year, that will mean 55,000 fewer permanent work permits will be handed out next year to immigrants. (And 550,000 fewer over the next decade.)
More than any other issue, immigration causes amnesia to mainstream media journalists. For years, we have known three facts
about E-Verify: (1) it's accurate; (2) it's effective; and (3) it's
free. As these basic truths have become widely known, E-Verify has grown in
popularity with the public and the employers that use the system. Yet recent reporting shows a disconnect from
E-Verify's most important features.
The media gave Education Secretary Arne Duncan
a free pass last week, when he testified before Congress that a DREAM
Act amnesty was necessary because there aren't enough U.S. workers to
fill available jobs. Numerous studies, reports, testimony, and statistics scoff at any notion of a STEM worker shortage, but none of them were included in mainstream media stories that reported on Duncan's testimony. Few reporters challenge absurd claims like Duncan's,
leaving many Americans uninformed about the crisis American STEM
By Jonathan1352 of VA, Thursday, July 7, 2011, 11:23 AM EDT - posted on NumbersUSA
Last week marked the end of the second quarter of the 112th Congress. While the first quarter was somewhat lethargic, the second quarter has proven to be very productive, even if some of the Freshman Members still require a remedial education. Indeed, some of these freshmen campaigned on strong “true reformer” immigration messages, yet have done nothing but make procedural/party-line votes and colorful excuses since joining the Congress.
CBS News recently reported some devastating statistics for Black Americans who are living with depression-era unemployment rates. Blacks are not the only ones hurting. Unemployment rates are high among almost every class of worker, especially Blacks, Latinos,and teenagers. CBS further reports that most graduating students don't have marketable skills. But the report ignored the federal government's failure to prevent U.S. employers from illegally displacing less-educated U.S. workers.
During vigorous discussion in the Comments sections of our website, readers have suggested that we poll NumbersUSA faxers on their assessment of Rep. Lamar Smith's national mandatory E-Verify bill (H.R. 2164).