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As Economy Worsens, States Funnel Unemployment Benefits to Illegal Aliens

WASHINGTON—With inflation rising and a growing number of Americans unable to pay for basic needs, a number of states are using scarce public resources to provide unemployment benefits to those here illegally, an investigative report by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) has found.

Included in the report’s findings is an analysis of existing and pending laws in numerous state legislatures that provide unemployment benefits to illegal aliens at a time when American citizens and legal residents are facing increasing financial difficulties. . . . Read more about As Economy Worsens, States Funnel Unemployment Benefits to Illegal Aliens

Cape Cod Proving George Borjas Right: Reduced Immigration Protects Jobs, Lift Wages For Americans

Wages look a lot better for local workers on Cape Cod this summer because the number of foreign workers has collapsed, which, with a low unemployment rate nationwide, caused a labor shortage, boosting wages exactly as Harvard economist George Borjas has long predicted [Yes, Immigration Hurts American Workers, by George Borjas, Politico Magazine, September 1, 2016].

I visited Cape Cod a couple of weeks ago and saw a Starbucks ad in a local newspaper. The globe-straddling coffee emporium offered workers a seasonal bonus rate of $5 an hour at several locations. The reason: It can’t get enough employees. Instead of offering $14.25 an hour to cashiers, Starbucks will pay $19.25. If the Cape had its normal influx of low-wage temporary workers from countries where many people earn under five figures per year, it’s hard to imagine that the company would offer the same wage. . . .

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NATIONAL DATA: Biden Goes Full Merkel, Half New Jobs Go To Immigrants, Real Wages Fall

As usual, the Regime Media put a positive spin on the May Jobs Report released last Friday [WATCH: Biden hails ‘historically robust’ May jobs report as hiring remains strong, PBS, June 3, 2022] although the 390,000 net jobs growth reported by the widely cited survey of Employers was actually the first sub-400,000 month in a year. Also as usual, there was absolutely no Ruling Class mention of the immigration dimension: immigrants (legal and illegal, government data does not distinguish) apparently took almost half—some 46%—of these new jobs. . . . Read more about NATIONAL DATA: Biden Goes Full Merkel, Half New Jobs Go To Immigrants, Real Wages Fall

The Cure for Inflation Is … More Immigration?

The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”—Ronald Reagan

Much like the Titanic after the icy waters of the North Atlantic breached a terminal number of its bulkheads, the Biden Administration is listing badly. . . . Read more about The Cure for Inflation Is … More Immigration?

Handful of House Republicans Unveil a New Amnesty Bill

On Tuesday, Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Fla.) introduced a FAIR-opposed bill alongside six Republican colleagues that provides amnesty for millions of illegal aliens in exchange for a few border security and immigration enforcement reforms. . . . Read more about Handful of House Republicans Unveil a New Amnesty Bill

Why Does Immigration Reform Legislation Fail?

Since President Reagan signed into law the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), five presidents have supported legislation containing an amnesty for a large portion of the illegal immigrant population. All of these pieces of legislation traded amnesty for enforcement, except the most recent, the Biden-Menendez immigration bill (U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021). . . . Read more about Why Does Immigration Reform Legislation Fail?

7 Principles of True Comprehensive Immigration Reform

It is critical to distinguish the reform that the public seeks from the deceptive package of measures that the immigration lobby is peddling. We feel it time the nation’s largest immigration reform organization speak out about “true comprehensive immigration reform.”

The evidence that illegal immigration and mass immigration are harming our country is overwhelming and irrefutable. Congestion, environment, crime, health care, education — the costs are too high for the American family to continue to bear. . . . Read more about 7 Principles of True Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Kellogg Plans to Permanently Replace 1,400 Striking Workers

Kellogg plans to permanently replace some 1,400 workers who have been striking since October, the company announced this week.

Kellogg and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union failed to reach a new contract agreement, leading to the planned change.

“We have made every effort to reach a fair agreement, including making six offers to the union throughout negotiations, all which have included wage and benefits increases for every employee. . . . Read more about Kellogg Plans to Permanently Replace 1,400 Striking Workers

AOC Claims American Workers Rely on Illegal Aliens ‘to Survive,’ Demands Amnesty

Socialist superstar Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed on Tuesday American workers rely on illegal aliens crossing our border “to survive” while she drummed up support for Senate amnesty measures.

“We just lived through one, almost two years now, of a pandemic… where our country relied on undocumented people to survive,” she said, not acknowledging how inexpensive labor drives down wages for American citizens. . . . Read more about AOC Claims American Workers Rely on Illegal Aliens ‘to Survive,’ Demands Amnesty

Bernie Sanders Silent as Corporations Look to Explicitly Grow Profit Margins via Limitless Immigration

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a self-described Socialist, has remained silent as corporate special interests seek to dramatically shift the nation’s legal immigration system for their benefit. . . . Read more about Bernie Sanders Silent as Corporations Look to Explicitly Grow Profit Margins via Limitless Immigration

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