Californians For Population Stabilization Asks If Republican Candidates Know How Many Legal Immigrants Are Admitted Annually To Take Jobs
Santa Barbara, CA – Californians for Population Stabilization will air a TV ad on CNBC’s broadcast of this Wednesday’s Rochester, Michigan, Republican Presidential debate. The commercial makes the connection between LEGAL immigration and job competition and displacement in California.
“We’re going to shine a light on the proverbial elephant in the room,” commented Marilyn DeYoung, Chairman of the Board of Californians for Population Stabilization. “Unfortunately, most Republicans don’t know our government is admitting more new, legal immigrants every month than the number of new jobs our economy is creating. That math doesn’t add up for anyone, not Californians who can’t find jobs, not new legal immigrants and certainly not for the American taxpayer.”
Marilyn DeYoung says that Republican leaders are often anxious to pay lip service to illegal immigration and border security. However, when asked how many legal immigrants our government admits every month, many of these same politicians appear befuddled. “Ignorance of the facts is no longer an acceptable excuse,” commented DeYoung. “Americans—especially Californians, are hurting. Our leaders need to understand the legal immigration, JOBS connection so we can get Californians working again.”
More legal immigrants settle in California every year than any other state in the country, despite unemployment rates topping 18% in some parts of the state. Yet with millions of Californians unable to find a job and the state’s economy on perpetual life support, Congress continues to allow more than one hundred thousand legal immigrants and temporary workers per month to enter the country and take jobs despite the American economy creating only 35,000 jobs per month or less. Last month, California had the highest increase in unemployment claims in the nation. Recent studies by the Pew Hispanic Center and Northeastern University indicate that new immigrants are landing American jobs while Americans are losing jobs.
For more information about CAPS or to view the CAPS LEGAL TV commercial, please visit www.CAPSweb.org.