Monday, March 9, 2009
Illegal Immigrants Benefiting From Stimulus Bill Topic On Paltalk
President Obama's economic stimulus plan is being touted as a way to get Americans back to work to seed the economy in hopes that it will spur a recovery. But many people don't know that it won't just be U.S. citizens who get jobs. It's believed that a good number of illegal immigrants will end up being hired and paid with taxpayer dollars.
Joining us on News Talk Online on Paltalk.com on Wednesday March 11 to talk about the lack of guarantees that the jobs will go to citizens will be Bob Dane, spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
Dane, and other advocates, are dismayed that the bill that Congress passed does not include the E-Verify system, that allows employers to quickly determine if the people they are hiring to do the jobs the stimulus package will create are authorized to work in the United States.
The 2006 Pew Hispanic Center study on the size and characteristics of the unauthorized migrant population in the United States estimates that 14 percent of construction workers in the country are undocumented. The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that some 300,000 construction jobs created by the package will go to illegal immigrants.
Dane's organization, FAIR, supports reform of the nation's immigration policy to decrease the number of people immigrating into the United States. It also supports improved border security to stem illegal immigration.
To talk to Dane on News Talk Online on Paltalk.com at 5 PM New York time Wednesday March 11 CLICK HERE.
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