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The Associated Press has a cheerful pro-amnesty item for Memorial Day weekend, noting how the 1986 legalization allowed Mexican farmworkers to get out of the fields and into better jobs. AP’s Mexican hero, Paulino Mejia, moved from agricultural picking to construction, a field once prized by Americans for its decent pay until immigrants and illegal aliens took it over in affected areas.
But the AP thinks we little citizens should be pleased that amnesty allowed illegal aliens to displace American citizens from good jobs. For some odd reason, journalism is one of the few occupations not threatened by hordes of foreign workers, so scribblers have little sympathy for American job loss.
Friend of citizen workers Senator Jeff Sessions explained one dire amnesty effect:
Sessions: Border security provisions in immigration bill weaker than in 2007, The Hill, April 15, 2013
[. . .] “They’ll be able to immediately apply for much better jobs than they currently have,” Sessions warned of illegal immigrants set to join the pathway to citizenship. “Maybe they were working at a restaurant part time. Now they’re going to be truck drivers, heavy-equipment operators competing at the factories and plants and we’ve got an unemployment rate that’s very high.” [. . .]
Many amnesty demanders claim that legalization won’t change much because the workers already have jobs in the US. But the problem for citizens is that many newly legalized workers will want to upgrade to a better gig and will be competing with Americans in a very limited job market.
Another upbeat success story in the piece was the farmworker who left the fields to go to college. He is now a certified interpreter of Mixteco, an indigenous language of Mexico. The only use for that obscure skill might be as a court translator for Mixteco-speaking criminals. But the AP thinks it’s a swell example of immigration success.
Fate of farmworkers legalized in 1986 shows what immigration overhaul could bring, Associated Press, May 26, 2013
This NYT story has several things wrong with it, but the main point, which the writer and editor probably didn't even think about, is the reference to the late Trayvon Martin as the "Victim".
By Lizette Alvarez
New York Times
Warner Todd Huston at Breitbart has an informative article on the Obama admnistration teaming up with the National Council of La Raza to get more Latinos into high-paying government jobs.
H/T One Old Vet
Dumb-as-a-rock amnesty shill Sean Hannity (to borrow Brenda Walker’s pleasant phrase) showcased Marco Rubio for an hour on Friday. The result was a disaster for the Amnesty/Immigration Acceleration bill’s public face.
Rubio Can’t Defend His Own Immigration Bill groaned Stanley Kurtz at National Review Online May 25 2013
His case for the bill was unpersuasive and, at times, incoherent…
Rubio distanced himself from his own bill, refusing to defend its security provisions...Yet Rubio has been defending the bill far and wide, even appearing in an ad on its behalf–an ad that touts the bill’s security provisions. If he’s filmed this ad for the bill, he ought to be able to defend its security provisions. If he can’t defend the security provisions as they now stand, why did he consent to be included in the ad?
The President has mostly kept out of the mega-amnesty/immigration tsunami debate, since his presence is considered unhelpful by open-borders extremists — which is curious when you think about it.
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Steve Sailer has just called attention to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's present material poverty and dim-appearing job prospects. Steve, who lives under Villaraigosa's suzerainty, added interesting perspective about Villaraigosa's career of racial grievance-mongering and about how that plays into Villaraigosa's personal economic future.
Canada’s SunTV broadcaster Michael Coren and Jihadwatch’s Robert Spencer discussed the statement the London beheader made immediately after he murdered British soldier Lee Rigby. The killer was fairly calm after just hacking a man to death with a meat cleaver, presumably because he felt justified by the commandments of the Koran to kill the perceived enemies of Islam.
In Sweden, five days (so far) of Muslim rioting has caused some in the socialist country to wonder about the wisdom of welcoming so many unfriendly immigrants from violent societies.
Political correctness causes harm to the thought process, but there is some progress here. For years, we have read about unspecified “youths” burning down the town. But now, at least RT News, a Russian outfit, is describing the mass arsonists as “immigrant teenagers.” Progress!
Perhaps in another decade the press will admit that Muslim immigrants are the problem.
The video following is improved by the remarks of Lars Hedegaard, the publisher of Dispatch International, a pro-free-speech newspaper in Denmark that prints the unpleasant truth about diversity rather than the government-approved PC swill of the mainstream press. Hedegaard is an expert on Muslim violence, having narrowly escaped a Muslim assassination attempt. He thinks the efforts of Sweden to create a utopian multicultural society have not been successful at all, as shown by the recent outburst of violence.
Interestingly, another video from RT News reported that the Muslims riot for the money, not some vague incident that offended them. Yep, they have the socialist do-gooder government figured out to a T, that the result of a violent upheaval will be lots more welfare spending piled on to solve the problem of alienated youth. Of course, that response will just engender more rioting.
Here’s the text that accompanies the first video:
‘They don’t want to integrate’: Fifth night of youth rioting rocks Stockholm, RT News, May 23, 2013
Youth gang riots in the Swedish capital Stockholm have entered fifth straight night. Hundreds of mostly immigrant teenagers tore through the suburbs, smashing windows and burning cars in the country’s worst outbreak of violence in years.
H/T One Old Vet
Sadly, perusal of the Rush Limbaugh archives for yesterday and Wednesday (in other words, since the Amnesty/Immigration Acceleration Bill was cheered out of the Judiciary Committee) discovers not one word about it or immigration. The other scandals have excluded this much more important issue.
Stark overtones in ’11 Waltham killings
By Michael Rezendes and Bob Hohler | GLOBE STAFF MAY 24, 2013