Despite Nearly 2 Million Jobless, California’s Leaders Continue To Stand By And Admit One Million Legal Immigrants A Year To Take Jobs
Bakersfield, CA – August 9, 2012 – Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) has launched TV ads in Bakersfield, California asking viewers to contact Congressman Kevin McCarthy and urge him to slow mass immigration and save jobs for unemployed Californians. The ads are launching as Bakersfield experiences one of the highest unemployment rates in the state. California also boasts one of the highest settlement rates in the nation for new legal immigrants who need jobs.
Marilyn DeYoung, Chairman of the Board of Californians for Population Stabilization commented, “Congressman McCarthy is leading the state of California in unemployment. Maybe he should try leading the state in calling for less legal immigration so he can get Bakersfield working again.”
California has recently recorded some of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. Unemployment has already topped 12% this year and nearly two million can’t find jobs in the Golden State. In Bakersfield, the unemployment rate ticked up to nearly 14% in June. About 53,000 can’t find jobs. Many more have simply given up looking. Yet despite high unemployment, California politicians like Congressman Kevin McCarthy are standing by and raising no objections as our government continues to admit one million immigrant workers a year to take unemployed Californian’s jobs.
“Low income Californians have been especially hurt in this bad economy. Many immigrant workers who came here last year can’t even find jobs. The last thing we need is another million immigrant workers this year,” commented DeYoung.
The ad campaign will run in Bakersfield for an undisclosed period.