posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 07:14 AM
Can you show me a positive correlation between the unemployment rate and the rate of illegal immigration? Got a chart or something?
Do keep in mind that the government measure of people who are unemployed only measures people who are taking unemployment insurance, and does
not count those who have been unemployed longer than those benefits, or who have never filed for unemployment, or those who, for whatever reasons, did
Real unemployment is estimated at 18% (It's 22% for men, a recent study has shown).
That's 55 million unemployed people.
Even at the government-measured rate of 9%, that's 27 million people unemployed.
There are an estimated 15 million illegal immigrants i nthe United States - men, women, children, and elderly all counted for that number. And
certainly not all of them are employed.
I think rather than banging around with nativist claptrap, you start looking at problems within the system; the destruction of labor, the allowance of
corporations to ship their businesses overseas, and the inherent instability of a grossly deregulated market with no worker protections.
The problem isn't the illegals. The problem is that certain political groups have been trying to turn our entire country inti a Phillipines-style
"Free Economic Zone."