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What A Jobs-Focused State-of-the-Union Address Ought To Say About Immigration

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  by  Roy Beck

What Pres. Obama says -- or doesn't say -- about immigration will be the easiest tip-off to whether his first priority truly is putting Americans back to work. Or whether his talk about jobs is mainly a political ploy to gain back support from Independent voters. Here is what he should say . . .

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Rep. Gary Miller Says Amnesty Will Kill American Jobs

Rep. Gary Miller

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In an op-ed piece published by the Daily Caller, Rep. Gary Miller criticizes the Administration and Congressional leadership for not doing enough for America's 15 million unemployed. Specifically, Rep. Miller says that the Gutierrez Amnesty bill introduced in the House would "jeopardize millions of jobs for Americans and legal residents."

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Mass. Shocker Lesson to Dems About Jobs (need a solution that is cheap and credible)

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  by  Roy Beck

Democrats can win if they can persuade voters that they have practical ways to put Americans back to work without spending a fortune of taxpayer money. Reductions in legal and illegal immigration fit the bill exactly. And Congressional Republican leaders through their inaction have left the immigration solution available for smart, moderate Democrats to pick up and win with. Any chance that we'll see more Democrats doing that after yesterday's Massachusetts shocker?

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Rep. Lamar Smith Criticizes Pres. Obama for 'Catch-and-Release' Policy

Rep. Lamar Smith

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Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), who also serves as the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, criticized Pres. Obama's 'catch-and-release' immigration policy after learning of an incident in Massachusetts. The policy of allowing suspected illegal aliens to go back to work keeps jobs away from American workers.

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Why Does SEIU Lobby For More Foreign Workers While Its U.S. Members Are So Damaged By The Competition?

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  by  Charles Breiterman

Charles' blog raises even more questions about why the SEIU is fighting so hard for illegal foreign workers while its current union members find it so hard to keep their jobs in the face of foreign labor competition. The SEIU led the way last week in sponsoring the pro-amnesty march in Washington and in attacking NumbersUSA's freedom of speech and mobility.

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My FOX & FRIENDS Comments -- Compassion vs. Compassion

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  by  Roy Beck

My wife liked what I said because she thought I sounded nice and empathetic in conceding that religious leaders are not hard-hearted toward unemployed Americans but just driven more by their compassion for foreign workers (including illegal ones). Others, I'm sure saw me as going a little squishy on the national TV appearance Sunday morning. What I really meant to say was . . .

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POLL: Church MEMBERS Care About Low-Paid Workers & Jobless (but church LEADERS back businesses that seek cheap foreign labor)

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  by  Roy Beck

Perhaps the most striking results of a massive new Zogby poll show that while their religious leaders mouth the arguments of the Chamber of Commerce for more cheap foreign labor, the vast majority of church and synagogue members show a strong preference for low-wage and jobless Americans. . . .

NumbersUSA Quoted

H-1B visas see slow demand but finally reach limit

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Roy Beck, president of Numbers USA, a group that favors immigration restrictions, said the visa is too often used to bring in average rather than top talent. "We don't advocate reducing the 65,000 cap," he said. "We just advocate increasing the criteria so H-1Bs are only used to hire really top quality programmers."http://www.mercurynews.com/politics-government/ci_14066922

By Pete Carey -- Mercury (Calif.) News

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Stung by Criticism He's Abandoning Black Poor, Pres. Obama Ignores Easiest & Biggest Solution

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  by  Roy Beck

Acknowledging that unemployment among Black Americans is agonizingly high, Pres. Obama says it would be inappropriate to do anything aimed just at Blacks. He says he must help Blacks with actions that also help other Americans and that he continues to look for those solutions. Like all people blinded by ideology, Mr. Obama is his own worst enemy in not seeing that reducing overall immigration is in fact a magic solution that meets all his criteria.

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I'm doing the best I can for blacks, President Obama says

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Several black legislators say Obama must do more for recession-stricken minorities.

Some 15.6% of blacks nationwide are out of work, compared with the overall 10% unemployment rate. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2009/12/22/2009-12-22_im_doing_best_i_can_for_blacks_bam_says.html#ixzz0aQtRfG7n

By Kenneth R. Bazinet -- New York Daily News

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Prof. Carol Swain: American Jobs in Peril

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Vanderbilt political science professor Carol Swain testified to a Congressional Forum about the negative impacts of America's immigration policies on native-born minorities. Armed with convincing statistics, Prof. Swain discussed the higher-than-normal unemployment rates among America's Black and Hispanic populations and how illegal workers keep lesser-educated Americans from obtaining jobs with a fair wage.

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Rep. Gingrey Calls for Immigration Reform that Reduces (Not Increases) Foreign Workers

Rep. Phil Gingrey

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In response to Rep. Gutierrez's introduction of a comprehensive immigration reform bill (H.R. 4321), Rep. Phil Gingrey is calling for a reform plan that would reduce the importation of foreign workers, not increase it like Gutierrez's bill likely would.

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Rep. Steve King: American Jobs in Peril

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Judiciary Committee Republicans examined enforcement data and the impact of illegal immigration on American jobs at a forum entitled, "American Jobs in Peril: The Impact of Uncontrolled Immigration."

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) discussed the impact high immigration levels have on the American workforce and suggests immediate action by Congress to review current policy.

(Courtesy: Center for Immigration Studies)

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Rep. Ted Poe: American Jobs in Peril

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Judiciary Committee Republicans examined enforcement data and the impact of illegal immigration on American jobs at a forum entitled, "American Jobs in Peril: The Impact of Uncontrolled Immigration."

Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) discussed the impact high immigration levels have on the American workforce and suggests immediate action by Congress to review current policy.

(Courtesy: Center for Immigration Studies)

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Rep. Lamar Smith: American Jobs in Peril

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Judiciary Committee Republicans examined enforcement data and the impact of illegal immigration on American jobs at a forum entitled, "American Jobs in Peril: The Impact of Uncontrolled Immigration."

Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-Texas) discussed the impact high immigration levels have on the American workforce and suggests immediate action by Congress to review current policy.

(Courtesy: Center for Immigration Studies)

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Jobless Numbers Improve, But Obama Still Not Listening

Pres. Obama

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For the first time in two years, the unemployment rate dropped, going from 10.2% in October to 10% in November. Despite the drop, the United States still lost more jobs than it created, and as President Obama looks for a low cost solution to the jobs depression, he refuses to consider an immigration suspension.

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SAVE Act Hits 100! Another Cosponsor Added to Bill That Would Protect Jobs for Americans

Rep. Michael Turner

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The SAVE Act received its 100th cosponsor when Rep. Michael Turner (R-Ohio) added his name to the long list. The SAVE Act would make E-Verify mandatory nationwide and increase monitoring of compliance ensuring that only legal workers get jobs during one of the worst jobs depressions in our nation's history.

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THE NO-JOBS SUMMITS: Pro-Amnesty Movement Thinks Americans DESERVE To Be Unemployed

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Wonder why Washington politicians gathering in Jobs Summits on Thursday show NO interest in pushing illegal aliens out of their jobs in order to put millions of unemployed Americans back to work? A major pro-amnesty coalition has just provided one answer. An article promoted on its website says that illegal aliens are better workers than Americans. If somebody has to be unemployed, it should be the less-desirable American workers who don't have jobs, the article says. Unbelievable? Read on . . .

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Rep. Steve King: Immigration Enforcement A Boon To American Workers

Rep. Steve King

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"So when the federal government has been engaged in enforcement, the boon to American workers has been obvious," says Rep. Steve King of Iowa. The federal government can quickly find jobs for millions of jobless Americans through immigration enforcement, he says: "You don’t have to look any further then when ICE conducted worksite enforcement to see the effects."

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Runestad: E-Verify bill will save jobs for citizens

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Will unemployed Michiganians continue to compete with illegal immigrants for taxpayer-funded jobs? That question is before the Michigan House of Representatives this week in the form of House Bill 4355, which would require state and local governments, and their contractors, to verify whether new hires are eligible to work in the U.S.

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Struggling Economy Continues to Impact America's Jobless

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Several new reports show that the struggling economy is having a terrible impact on America's Jobless. The news comes at the same time that Rasmussen Reports revealed some troubling survey results. According to a new poll, only 14% of Americans say their company is hiring - the lowest number since February.

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MY TIPS FOR OBAMA JOBS SUMMIT: Put Hundreds of Thousands Back to Work FOR FREE

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Nobel-award winning economist Paul Krugman can't figure it out. So, I doubt that he or any of the other hot-shot business and academic experts at Pres. Obama's jobs summit Thursday will bring up the fact that hundreds of thousands additional Americans could be working a year from now by changing immigration quotas (FOR FREE). I'm just an humble former newspaperman, but if Obama had invited me, here is what I would suggest to him . . .

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This TUBES Video Shows Why Huge Cuts in Immigration to Help Jobless Americans HONORS OUR TRADITIONS

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Don't let anybody tell you that it would violate our immigration traditions for Congress to cut immigration in half or more to help jobless Americans go back to work. Watch this video and spread it around so people can understand our REAL immigration tradition -- by the numbers. Here's the video . . .

NumbersUSA Quoted

Immigration Enforcement Could Open Up Jobs For Unemployed U.S. Workers, Speakers Say

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Immigration is contributing to economic disparity by depressing the wages of U.S. workers, according to Roy Beck, president of Numbers USA. Beck told the forum that the best way to protect U.S. workers is to actively enforce immigration laws and reduce the number of visas and green cards issued to foreign nationals. "Immigration enforcement is about creating jobs for unemployed Americans," because "when a government action results in an illegal foreign worker leaving a job, an unemployed American gets to go back to work," Beck said.

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Senators Call Out Napolitano for Pro-Amnesty Remarks

Sen. Orrin Hatch

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Twelve Senators sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano condemning her for her comments to the Center for American Progress earlier this month. Napolitano expressed her desire to legalize 12 million illegal aliens as part of a "comprehensive immigration reform" adding that it would provide a 'boon' to the economy. But the Senators argued an amnesty would hurt America's 16 million unemployed.

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The Key Numbers in My Testimony Added Up To Demand For Immediate Immigration Reductions

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  by  Roy Beck

I finally got my chance to get a formal hearing before Members of Congress on Thursday for NumbersUSA's year-long argument that U.S. unemployment requires deep, immediate cuts in immigration. I let the key numbers do the talking. Do you know them? Take a look at the top three . . .

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Immigration Suspension Urged During Congressional Testimony

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In a congressional forum Thursday, NumbersUSA President Roy Beck urged Members of Congress to immediately introduce and pass legislation to suspend most immigration in light of the nation's 10.2% U-3 unemployment rate. Three other experts testified that unemployment among Americans is so bad that there is no doubt that every job emptied by pushing an illegal foreign worker out of it would quickly be filled by an American.

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Congressional Forum to Discuss Impact of High Immigration on Unemployment

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NumbersUSA Founder and President Roy Beck will be testifying on Thursday in front of a Congressional Forum. House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-Texas) called the forum - American Jobs in Peril: The Impact of Uncontrolled Immigration - to explore the relationship between high immigration and unemployment.

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Libertarians: Can You Help CATO Come To Its Senses (not enough high school dropouts in U.S.?)

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  by  Roy Beck

CATO Institute's Dan Griswold suggests that the U.S. faces a crisis in filling lower skilled jobs because we aren't producing as many high school dropouts as in the past. Perhaps somebody could explain to him that we have around 2 million native-born high school dropouts who are actively looking for a job and can't find one -- and another 7 million who have dropped out of the job market altogether.

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Clinton, Napolitano & Other Insane Arguments Last Week for More Foreign Workers

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  by  Roy Beck

Examples of insanity from just last week that further prove U.S. leaders don't understand the pain of 10.2% unemployment: (a) Sec. of State Clinton went to the Philippines to promise to bring more of its workers to compete with Americans. (b) Top U.S. immigration official Napolitano claims her enforcement is working against illegal immigration and, thus, the nation needs to bring in more foreign workers BECAUSE THE U.S. ECONOMY IS SO BAD! And more . . .

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Veterans Are Virtually Only Americans With a National Organization Opposing Giving Away Jobs to More Foreign Workers

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  by  Roy Beck

Happy Veterans Day. At least, we veterans have our own organization, the American Legion, which does NOT lobby for more foreign workers to take our jobs. But if you own a business, or are in a union, or are a member of a religious organization or a civil rights group, your leaders likely are working every day to give your job to more foreign workers. On this Veterans Day, I have to ask the nation's elites, "Whose side are you on?"

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With 10.2% Unemployment, These Groups Are Lobbying For More Foreign Workers (give them a call)

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  by  Roy Beck

Every month, we get terrible unemployment news. And every month, I must call on Americans to force the nation's elite leaders to answer why they insist on importing 125,000 working-age foreign citizens each month. If you are associated with the following groups, you need to ask your leaders to stop assaulting the unemployed Americans in their membership. SEE THE LIST . . . .

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