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Friday, September 24, 2010

Working Illegal Immigrants Outnumber Unemployed Texans

And they say illegal immigrants only take jobs Americans refuse to do.....
Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas, a co-chair of the Reclaim American Jobs Caucus and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement regarding the findings:

Representative Smith: “Texans should not have to compete with illegal immigrants for scarce jobs. Unfortunately, because the Obama administration refuses to enforce our immigration laws, out of work Texans are suffering. Worksite enforcement efforts have fallen dramatically since President Obama took office—administrative arrests are down 79% from 2008, criminal arrests are down 62%, and convictions are down 70%. That means it is easier for illegal immigrants to keep jobs that rightly belong to U.S. citizens and legal immigrant workers.”

According to the numbers released by the Reclaim American Jobs Caucus, Texas is the only state where the number of illegal immigrants in the workforce exceeds the number of unemployed citizens. But co-chair Smith said that doesn’t mean other states are not affected by illegal immigration.

Smith (R-Texas): “According to the national numbers, out of work Texans are most affected by illegal immigrants in the workforce. But millions of Americans across the nation are still struggling to find work. If the Obama administration would simply enforce the law, we could make millions of jobs available for out of work Americans.”

Representative Myrick (R-NC): “The unemployment rate in North Carolina could be cut almost in half if hard-working American citizens didn’t have to compete for jobs with people here illegally. Breaking the law shouldn’t be rewarded with a job. The Administration needs to get serious about enforcing our immigration laws. By doing so, we could put millions of American citizens back to work.”

Representative Miller (R-Calif.): “Right now, nearly 2.3 million Californians are out of work, and this number does not account for the millions of others who have seen their hours reduced and wages cut during the recession. At the same time, however, nearly 1.8 million illegal immigrants hold jobs in California. This is simply unacceptable. If the Obama administration is serious about getting Americans off of the unemployment rolls, it needs to enforce our nation’s immigration laws to the highest extent, increase worksite enforcement efforts, and make E-Verify permanent. During these tough economic times, hardworking, job-seeking Americans deserve no less.”

The Reclaim American Jobs Caucus is a 40 Member, bipartisan caucus, headed by Representatives Lamar Smith, Sue Myrick and Gary Miller. As the national unemployment rate remains near 10%, the Reclaim American Jobs Caucus works to highlight the link between illegal immigration and record unemployment in the U.S.

The Reclaim American Jobs Caucus compiled the numbers based off of an August 20 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and a September 1 study by the Pew Hispanic Center.



  1. Our Government, has allowed the invasion of 30 million criminals in direct violation of Article IV, Section IV of our Constitution. they force American tax payers to pay Billions to provide Welfare, Prison cells, Educate the invaders children, free medical care,massive document fraud, & are destroying our schools, hospitals, communities, culture while Robbing, Raping, Killing & Assaulting American Citizens WAKE UP PEOPLE!

    Every Non-representative including obama and holder need to be IMPEACHED! for not upholding the oath of office they swore to defend the Constitution! If these clowns were to do their job, this would all be a Moot point!

  2. How did the study conclude that more illegals are working than Texans? The only data I see is a labor statistic siting todays unemployment rates and a Pew Research Center study pontificating that illegal immigration crossings are down.

    Wheres the Facts to support the header of this article?

  3. when is this article written??
    There's more immigration enforcement during the two years Obama has been in office than the last 10 during the Bush regime.
    Just look at the statistics http://www.bigsandynews.com/publicationreturnframe.lasso?-token.address=http%3a%2f%2fus.rd.yahoo.com%2fdailynews%2frss%2ftopstories%2f*http%3a%2f%2fnews.yahoo.com%2fs%2fnm%2f20101006%2fts_nm%2fus_usa_immigration

    If democrats were acting like replublican they'll be denying that the 10% unemployment figure is a myth and will claim we're only at 5%.

    I hope republicans go root in hell.

  4. Representative Smith is dead wrong in his claims. See stats above. Rep Smith thinks you'll just take his word for it because he says so. So look it up. To Rep Smith: if you have to lie to support your ideas, maybe your ideas are really bad for America, maybe your service is really bad for America too.


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