Monday, January 24, 2011

Exclusive: Over a million immigrants land U.S. jobs in 2008-10 (by Ed Stoddard) Jan. 20, 2011

BS Ranch Perspective:

It seems that there are some people that are getting jobs in this country, but there are many that are not!! The people in this article are here Illegally, as an Illegal Immigrant, people that have jumped the border!! Now I want to get something straight right now!! There are many of you out there that think that since I am writing about Illegal Immigrants who have come to this country for money, or work, doesn't make a difference what nationality they are to me, so I am not writing or looking at this to be an American against a Mexican or Hispanic decent person! I don't like anyone that comes to this country for any reason, Illegally!! If they want to come here then there needs to be an application for a Work Visa, or Scholarship Visa, but don't just jump the border and come here looking for work, or "Money", because there are a lot of people that come here to the United States whom have medical problems and they want to take advantage of our medical generosities, by getting a surgery that they have to wait months and in some cases up to a year to get because their National Medical Plan is over worked and there is not enough Surgeons to go around!! So many come here to get the medical procedure since they don't have to wait but a week or so and then they are in at the Local Hospital and getting the surgery done. Some Woman, and Well Husband, Wife teams come to simply have their child here in the States, then their Son/Daughter are United States Citizens, simply for being born here, not only that but these baby's hold a Duel Citizenship from the country their parents are from and The United States of America!!

This is one thing that needs to be changed in our Constitution! We need to change that Amendment that states that those that are born here are Natural Born Citizens, Irregardless of where their parents are from!! This Amendment was written back when a Slave was brought here from Africa, and Neighboring Countries, then this amendment stated that their children were Citizens automatically, no other country in the world has this Amendment, everyone in any other country has to apply for citizenship to that country, but not here in the States!! No No!! I see where Amendment as written was needed at one time, but those times have changed and the law needs to be reformed and changed to make Children born to the United States to Illegal Immigrants should also be Illegal Immigrants just like their Father/Mother!!

The other thing that I was thinking about reference this article, and that is that they have a count on how many Illegal Immigrants have work in this country! Yet there are not fines handed out to those that hire Illegal Immigrants, I believe that there are laws that prohibit people from hiring Illegal Immigrants for work in this country!! The other thing is that these people are here Illegally, and the United States Government has a count on these people then they should know where they are working, and where they are living or a general idea about where they are living and working!! Those Politicians that stand at their Podium's and make the Statements that we cannot find or arrest all of the up to 12 Million that are in the United States Illegally, because there are simply to many, to many to arrest and process.. to many to know where they work and where they might live??

Well this Article that states that there are over a million that are working here when the United States has maintained the same amount of Percentages of Unemployment! Seems to me if they know that there are over a million that have jobs and are working in the United States, then they obviously know where they are working and living!! Therefore they can all be picked up, Processed through a massive Arrest, Process (Finger Prints, Photo's etc etc...), and Relocate back to their home country where ever that may be!!

It is my thought that there needs to be a different way to get things done that will save this country money! One is to quit handing out freebies to those that are breaking our Immigration laws! a Law Breaker is a law Breaker!! I don't know about you, but I used to work in Law Enforcement as a Traffic Motorcycle Officer! I was employed to monitor Traffic, and attempt to make the commute as safe as possible by stopping those that were breaking the traffic laws, by speeding, or running a stop sign!! Most of the people that I stopped that appeared to be here Illegally from another Country, seemed to have trouble maintaining a small thing that we, The American Public, seem to be able to take care of and that is Maintaining Insurance for our Vehicles, and also Maintaining a Drivers License, from a State in the Union, of the United States of America! 9 out of 10 stops that I made, with which appeared to be here in this country Illegally, also didn't have Insurance, or a proper Drivers License! They all spoke very little English, and always handed me a State Issued Identification Card that they themselves more often then not admitted to me that they only used this Identification to cash checks, they were concerned that they would lose the Identification, but I was not in the confiscation business I was in the Traffic Law Enforcement Business! I always issued a Citation for the Suspended License or Lack of a Drivers License, but I always sent the driver walking as I towed their vehicle. In some cases their care was only worth a thousand dollars or so, but they would wait the thirty days. They would use a translator whom had a drivers license that would assist them in getting their cars out of Impound! It would cost them approximately $2500.00 to pay the Impound Fees to the tow yard, and another couple hundred to the city for the Release of the vehicle! They would spend all that money to get a car that was not even worth that much!!

But what would get me is the person that had the drivers license that would assist them! Obviously they were friends and close friends at that, Most people think that it is alright to be here Illegally, because they take the so called jobs that no U.S. Citizen wanted!! Well when they work there are people that are Citizens of this Country whom have been born and raised here that work along side them in some cases the foremen on their Agriculture Crew was Here Illegally, or here on a Work Visa!! I knew many Caucasian people that took those agriculture jobs and they seemed to like them, but the pay was lousy, but they did the job, unlike what always is reported either by someone in the media, or a reporter whom needs there to be a purpose for those that are here Illegally! They are not harmless either! There are many that cost our Insurance Companies a great deal of money, through your Uninsured Motorist Prevision on your Auto Insurance.. since again that statistic that I stated which was those that are here Illegally, 9 times out of 10, they would not have a Drivers License, or Insurance to their car that was not Registered, or driving with an Expired Registration!! Not to mention that in many cases the their cars are not properly maintained and they are lucky that they can get the car to stop, let alone loose the air that you can see in their bald tires!! I don't know about you but I think that there would be a lot more people taking those jobs that Illegal Immigrants are working now if they had the opportunity!!

First we need to start by Enforcing the Immigrant laws, and gather, process and deport all people that are here illegally.. Not just those that are here from Mexico, or South America! But those that are here from Canada, whom are down here in an attempt to bypass their own heath insurance for ours!! then they leave not paying their bills and suddenly we are the bad guy for wanting them to pay their way, stuck with their Open Heart Surgery, etc etc... sick if you ask me!! These politician's that we have now are awful! They are only worried about those votes that they might loose because they enforce the laws that was ultimately made by those that served before them in the very halls of Congress!! But there is no respect for those laws, or the people that previously served in their place!! they only are worried that there is someone here legally that would change their vote or for those that are Illegal Immigrants whom are registered voters in the U.S. even though they are here Illegally and they forged a new name and got and received a new Social Security Number and Voter Identification Card, registering as a Democrat makes you wonder if Obama didn't have the Illegal Immigrant Vote, if he would have one or not!! ??

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Exclusive: Over a million immigrants land U.S. jobs in 2008-10

Thu, Jan 20 2011

By Ed Stoddard

DALLAS (Reuters) - Over the past two years, as U.S. unemployment remained near double-digit levels and the economy shed jobs in the wake of the financial crisis, over a million foreign-born arrivals to America found work, many illegally.

Those are among the findings of a review of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census Bureau data conducted exclusively for Reuters by researchers at the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University in Boston.

Often young and unskilled or semi-skilled, immigrants have taken jobs Americans could do in areas like construction, willing to work for less wages. Others land jobs that unemployed Americans turn up their noses at or lack the skills to do.

With a national unemployment rate of 9.4 percent, domestic job creation is at the top of President Barack Obama's agenda and such findings could add to calls to tighten up on illegal immigration. But much of it is Hispanic and the growing Latino vote is a key base for Obama's Democratic Party.

Many of the new arrivals, according to employers, brought with them skills required of the building trade and found work in sectors such as construction, where jobless rates are high.

"Employers have chosen to use new immigrants over native-born workers and have continued to displace large numbers of blue-collar workers and young adults without college degrees," said Andrew Sum, the director of the Center for Labor Market Studies.

"One of the advantages of hiring, particularly young, undocumented immigrants, is the fact that employers do not have to pay health benefits or basic payroll taxes," said Sum.

From 2008 to 2010, 1.1 million new migrants who have entered America since 2008 landed jobs, even as U.S. household employment declined by 6.26 million over that same period.

But in a sign of the times, the pace of job growth for new arrivals has also slowed, to an average of 550,000 a year from 2008 to 2010 from over 750,000 a year from 2000 to 2008.

Sum said it was fair to estimate that around 35 percent of these workers were undocumented or illegal.

Many immigrants acquired jobs in traditional low-wage work associated with foreign, undocumented and especially Mexican labor: hotels and food services, retail trade, sanitation, cleaning and construction.

There are a number of programs by which the United States lets foreign workers into the country to fill gaps in its domestic labor market but employer groups complain little is done in this area for legal, unskilled workers.

"There is basically no unskilled immigration that is legal. There are basically no provisions in the law for unskilled immigrants," said Bill Hammond, president of the Texas Association of Business.

Farm workers in particular argue that Americans would not do the tough field work that is rife with undocumented workers, titling one recent union campaign "Take Our Jobs". The slogan meant that if Americans wanted their jobs, then take them. But it is likely they don't.

Immigrant hiring also comes despite stepped-up workplace enforcement against companies that hire illegal immigrants and the rapid expansion of the online E-verify system used by employers to check immigration status.

Some of those who entered the country since 2008 were employed in sectors that generally require a high level of skills and education, such as finance and insurance.

But the 28,500 new arrivals since 2008 who found work in the finance and insurance sector only comprised 2.6 percent of the 1.1 million migrants. Over 90,000 of the newcomers since 2008 got work in health care and social services, a fast-growing sector where skills are in demand.


But the demographic profile of the immigrants who are still landing jobs is slanted to the young, uneducated, unskilled or semi-skilled. Accommodations and food services, for example, was a sector that employed over 144,000 new arrivals -- the biggest group of employed new immigrants. These would be jobs such as hotel maids and dishwashers.

And 42 percent of the 1.1 million were under 30.

The unemployment rate for all Americans without a high school diploma in this age group is about 27 percent to 29 percent -- a level that Sum says is "Depression scale." And in sectors such as construction the unemployment rate is almost 21 percent.

Asked about hiring, industry sources say there is little.

"What hiring? Our guys laid off another 16,000 people in December," said Brian Turmail, spokesman for the Associated General Contractors of America.

Yet the analysis by Sum and his colleagues shows that over 86,000 foreign-born workers who arrived in America since 2008 have been employed in the construction sector.

Sum said the whole situation was creating a deeper domestic labor glut at the bottom of the workforce ladder, depressing wages and sharpening already widening income disparities.

But Ezequiel Arvizu, the compliance and diversity representative with federal contractor Sundt Construction in Arizona, said his company had hired new arrivals over the past three years simply because they often have experience that native-born Americans lack.

"People often think construction is unskilled but the trades are very skilled and we need cement masons, carpenters, equipment operators," he told Reuters in a phone interview.

"We are looking for qualified candidates and it just so happens that some of the candidates who we select are legal immigrants. It means they have the skills we are looking for," he said.

(Editing by Peter Henderson and Philip Barbara)

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