Why Import Workers Now? Call On Congress To Vote A Moratorium!

At last week`s

Job Summit,
there was talk of a second stimulus
package, of tax credits for small businesses that hire
new workers, of an

Infrastructure Bank
to select national priority
public works projects like the

Hoover Dam

But no one, it seems, advanced the
one obvious idea that would have the most immediate and
dramatic impact—a moratorium on all immigration into the
United States.

Unemployment is at 10

near the postwar high of 1983
. Fifteen million
Americans are out of work. Ten million more have given
up looking or are working fewer hours than they would

We have been losing jobs every
month for two years.

Why, then, are we still bringing
immigrants into the United States at a rate of 125,000 a
month to take jobs from fellow Americans and compete
with our unemployed for the jobs that open up?

In the last year, 1.5 million new
immigrants have come to take up residence and been

work permits.
Probably twice as many jobs have been
taken by these folks as the 650,000 the Obamaites claim
were saved or created by their $787 billion stimulus
package. How do Democrats justify this?

How can they justify bringing in
another 1.5 immigrants in 2010 and another 1.5 million
in 2011, when 25 million Americans they are supposed to
represent are unemployed or underemployed?

If Obama voters feel disillusioned
do they not have valid reason?

As for illegal aliens, it is
estimated that 8 million still hold jobs in the United
States. Endlessly we are told that these hardworking
folks are just doing jobs that Americans refuse to do.

But Middle American News has taken
a look at the Census Bureau data. In almost all the
occupations to which unskilled and semi-skilled illegal
aliens gravitate, native-born Americans hold most of the

U.S. citizens

for well over half of all housekeepers,
maids, taxi drivers and chauffeurs in the U.S., almost
two-thirds of all the butchers, meat processors and

ground maintenance

construction workers
, and three-fourths of all

, bellhops and janitors. [Obama to Force U.S. Workers to Compete with Aliens for Jobs,
December 2009]

We are told that many if not most
of these are

"dead-end jobs"
Americans do not want or will not take. Yet, how
can that be true when American citizens are already
doing most of these jobs?


related here in October
USA Today
found that, invariably, when U.S. authorities raid a
plant site where hundreds of illegals are working, and
send them packing, hundreds of Americans show up and
apply for the jobs. [Immigration
raids yield jobs for legal workers,
By Alan
Gomez, USA TODAY, September 15, 2009] Is this not as it should be, if we
are looking out for our own people first? And isn`t that
what a family does, or should do?

Why, then, is the Obama
administration cutting back on jobsite raids and
inspections? Why is the administration talking of moving
in 2010 to legalize the status of the 12 million to 20
million illegal aliens in the United States?

Is putting illegal aliens on the
path to citizenship a higher priority for this Obama
crowd than opening up jobs for American workers?

Are the K Street lobbyists whose
corporate bosses cannot get enough low-wage labor that
powerful? Are the Hispanic lobbies like

La Raza

, with their charges of
and "xenophobe," so
intimidating the Democratic Party cannot stand up to

Two weeks ago, The
Washington Post,

on unemployment among young
African-American males,

"Joblessness for 16- to 24-year-old black men has reached Great
Depression proportions—34.5 percent in October, more
than three times the rate for the general U.S.

More than one-third of all young
black males are unemployed.

Which raises a question. Where is

Black Caucus

Here are folks who favor
preferential treatment for their black constituents

over white Americans—i.e., affirmative action. But they
go mute when it comes to immigrants coming and taking
jobs and illegal aliens holding down 8 million of those
jobs that could be going to the unemployed in their own

Nor is it only working-class
Americans who are being shouldered aside by the annual
flood tide of immigrants.

As Jerry Woodruff, editor of Middle American News, writes:
"Immigrants are taking good, high-paying jobs from highly skilled
Americans. The Census Bureau found that 34 percent of

software engineers


Yet, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers reports that
48,000 U.S. software engineers are unemployed."

If Obama wants to take executive
action to assist Americans out looking for work, he
could take two strong and effective steps.

First, call on Congress to vote a

moratorium on immigration
until the unemployment
rate falls below 6 percent. Second, instruct Homeland
Security and the Justice Department to renew the


enforce the law against employers
who are taking
jobs from Americans by illegally hiring undocumented

If Obama did that, suddenly folks
would sit up and say, as they did after

Ronald Reagan
busted the

air controllers
"This man is



Patrick J. Buchanan


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