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Immigration legislation hurts America’s unemployed

Originally posted on docfnc:

East Oregonian
Immigration legislation hurts America’s unemployed

Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013 8:29 pm

By DAVID OLEN CROSS |
East Oregonian

Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden joining the Gang of Eight in the passage of Senate Bill 744 (S.744), termed comprehensive immigration reform by some, amnesty by others, is unconscionable legislation considering the United States’ July seasonally adjusted number of 12.1 million unemployed citizens; 7.4 percent of the country’s civilian labor force.

According to the Feb. 1, 2011 Pew Hispanic Center’s “Unauthorized Immigrant Population: National and State Trends, 2010” there are 8 million unauthorized workers in the U.S.

With so many unemployed American citizens looking for jobs and 8 million unauthorized workers currently holding the jobs many citizens will do, the U.S. Senate’s legislation at best seems oblivious to the plight of the unemployed.

Two of the negative consequences of S. 744 are revealed in a June 2013 Congressional…

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