Asks Why We’re Giving Jobs Away with 15 Million Americans out of Work
SANTA BARBARA, CA – August 10, 2009 — Following a series of talk show appearances where politicians claimed triumph over the country’s ailing economy, Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) and its allies in the Coalition for the Future American Worker (CFAW) have launched a national TV campaign. It reminds the country that 15 million Americans are out of work and asks why our government is still bringing in 1.5 million foreign workers a year to take American jobs.
CFAW points out that while the country’s economic vital signs are improving, rates of American joblessness are as high as they ever were and economists say more Americans are going to lose jobs over the next twelve months in what they’re terming a “jobless recovery.” Swift action needs to be taken to get middle class Americans working again so the recovery isn’t just limited to the affluent.
Diana Hull, President of CAPS says, “It’s time to start opening up jobs for the American worker.” The first step is stopping the entry of 1.5 million legal foreign workers a year. The second step is to make sure all employers are using E-verify, especially companies receiving stimulus money. The third step is re-instituting enforcement of immigration laws at the worksite, which will open those jobs up for American workers. Fourth is getting control of our borders so Americans can get jobs in construction and other work now going to illegally present foreign workers.
The fifth step is to halt all discussions of amnesty, which will only act as a further lure to illegal entry—supposedly the problem we are trying to solve. Talk of amnesty promotes more illegal entry and the overstaying of temporary visas and eases the way for illegal workers to compete for American jobs. Amnesty discussions exacerbate current problems and solve nothing, but do encourage those breaking the law to attempt to get ahead of those abiding by the rules.
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