In his attempt to solidify Hispanic voters’ support for his re-election, President Barack Obama granted about 800,000 illegal immigrants amnesty. When this announcement was made, Daily Caller reporter Neil Munro asked him ”Why are you putting foreign workers over American?”
The water carrying media, aghast that someone would question this president, changed the narrative from the fact that Neil asked a good question that needs a good answer to the outrageousness of how Neil went about asking the question.
The question stands, and Steven Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies is still asking it:
The most significant and contentious aspect of the new policy is that it automatically grants hundreds of thousands of people in their teens and 20s — most of them from Mexico and Central America — the right to work in the United States. Many may have already been working, but as undocumented laborers they often had to accept low wages and poor conditions.
“For hundreds of thousands of young people, the immediate effect will be that they can exhale and go out and look for a job,” said Gustavo Andrade, an official of the pro-immigrant group CASA of Maryland.
But Steven Camarota, a researcher with the nonprofit Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, said that the Obama administration was not taking into account the new measure’s probable impact on competition for jobs at the low end of the economic scale, where chronic unemployment is highest. Among Americans with less than a high school education, he said, the jobless rate is 13 percent.
“It doesn’t seem the administration is considering the cascading consequences,” Camarota said. “What does this mean for unemployed Americans who will be competing for jobs with a million-plus people who can now apply for work authorization? Is this really a good idea?”
No. It isn’t. Not unless you are more focused on winning re-election than anything else.
And black voters I have a question for you. How do you feel about voting for Obama when you consider this:
Unfortunately, the unemployment rate for African Americans rose in May to 13.6 percent from 13.0 percent in April, the Labor Department said on Friday. The numbers mirrored the national unemployment rate, which also increased to 8.2 percent from 8.1 percent, the first rise in 11 months. Further, employers created only 69,000 jobs in May, the smallest amount in a year. The startling numbers mean that federal, state, and local governments will have to invest in job-training programs for African-American workers who are increasingly losing jobs like those in the public sector, Rep. Danny K. Davis (Ill-D) told NewsOne.
When you look at the numbers and consider Obama’s actions, it kind of makes you think that…
Well, he cares about one, at least.