Misleadingly entitled Immigration apparently not high on Obama's priority list The Tennessean February 28 2009 this essay focuses on the great scandal of the supposed employment-stimulus package:
A detailed breakdown of U.S. Census unemployment data released by the Center for Immigration Studies reveals startling levels of unemployment for U.S.-born blacks and Hispanics without a high school education. Blacks had a 24.7 percent unemployment rate and Hispanics were at 16.2 percent. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate for legal and illegal immigrants without a high school education was 10.6 percent….
Instead of expanding and protecting American jobs, the president allowed Senate Democrats to strip two E-Verify provisions from the stimulus bill. E-Verify is a highly effective voluntary program run by the Department of Homeland Security, which allows employers to check Social Security numbers against a national database. In 2007, it had a 99.6 percent accuracy rate and could yield results in less than three minutes
Swain goes on
The program is scheduled to expire unless Senate Democrats reauthorize the program by March 6. Not only should the program be reauthorized, it should be made mandatory for all employers.
Of course, the Obama measures, like the Budget, had not much to do with the Economy but a great deal about paying off Democrat constituencies at the expense of Whites - as the Reich/Rangel interlocution proved.
As Obama moves on to his next Pork Cook-Outs, Carol Swain’s closing words need to be remembered:
Our rising health-care costs and educational burdens are all impacted by the presence of large numbers of undocumented and unauthorized residents who make it more difficult for hard-working Americans to enjoy some of the benefits of living in a nation that used to be one of the greatest in the world.