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 Post subject: NY Mayor says illegal immigration "is the future of America"
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:55 am 
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Look at the # of jobs being filled by illegals (near the end of the article).

http://www.examiner.com/immigration-ref ... ca-w-video

NY Mayor Bloomberg says illegal immigration “is the future of America” (w/video)
By Dave Gibson, Immigration Reform Examiner

On Wednesday, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg sat down for an interview with CNN’s John King and promoted not only his open borders vision for America, but claimed that those who report that illegal aliens are still coming across the border “by the tens of thousands” are not telling the truth.

He went on to say that “the number of people crossing the border has gone down to the minimus number of people (whatever that means),” and even suggested that “we’re getting hurt” by the supposedly reduced number of illegal entries.

Now for a dose of reality…

While it was John King who claimed the Tea Parties say illegal aliens are still coming into this country “by the tens of thousands,” which Mayor Bloomberg rejected out of hand…it is the U.S. government which claims the actual number is much higher.

According to the Border Patrol’s own data, between 1987 and 2005, the average annual number of apprehensions made at the U.S./Mexican border was roughly 1.3 million, with arrests reaching a peak of 1.6 million in 2000.

Over the last few years, that number has dropped.

Between 2006 and 2010, the average annual number of apprehensions was roughly 650,000.

While many individual Border patrol agents estimate that for every one illegal crosser they catch, another seven or even ten successfully enter the U.S., those reports are difficult to substantiate as no agent is willing to go on record with such inflammatory data.

However, in June 2010, former president of the National Border Patrol Council, T.J. Bonner told Fox News that for every person caught trying to enter this country illegally over the U.S./Mexican border…at least two more successfully make it here.

“We’re about 33 percent effective. It’s like shoveling sand against the tide, said Bonner.

So, using Bonner’s rather conservative estimate, 41.8 million illegal aliens have entered the U.S. since the 1986 amnesty.

Of course, Mayor Bloomberg has never let the facts get in the way of his open borders agenda, even when that agenda causes harm to the citizens he has sworn to protect.

The city that people around the world believe typifies the United States, and is the center of the world’s financial industry is actually a haven for illegal aliens, as they now hold a large chunk of the city’s jobs. Upon examination, it is painfully obvious that the same New York City that welcomed millions of legal immigrants to this country during the early 20th century, has become more welcoming to illegal aliens than it is to even the grandchildren of those legal immigrants.

Over the last few years, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has devoted much of his time to lobbying for the supposed rights of illegal aliens and attempting to convince law-abiding Americans that the country desperately needs those who disrespect our laws.

In December 2007, Mayor Bloomberg said: “Although [illegal immigrants] broke the law by illegally crossing our borders or over-staying their visas and our businesses broke the law by employing them, our city’s economy would be a shell of itself had they not, and it would collapse if they were deported.”

In 2003, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed Executive Order 41 which protects the privacy of illegal aliens and grants them access to all city services. The order bars city employees (including police officers) from inquiring into one’s immigration status.

What effect has Bloomberg’s sanctuary policy had on New York’s employment situation?

In 2007, the Fiscal Policy Institute released a study revealing that there were 374,000 illegal aliens employed in New York City, accounting for 10 percent of the city’s total workforce.

The study also concluded that illegal aliens in New York have a labor force participation rate of 70 percent—higher than that of citizens and legal residents as well.

While many open-borders advocates would point to the fact that illegal aliens hold 54 percent of the city’s dishwashing jobs, and assert that they only do the jobs that “Americans won’t do,” the reality is that illegal aliens are allowed to perform many jobs that millions of Americans would readily accept.

The Fiscal Policy Institute study also found that illegal aliens are filling certain jobs in New York City in the following numbers:

-Painters, construction & maintenance…7,000 (34 percent of workforce)

-Cooks…21,000 (33 percent of workforce)

-Construction laborers…17,000 (32 percent of workforce)

-Automotive service technicians & mechanics…5,000 (26 percent of workforce)

-Carpenters…9,000 (26 percent of workforce)

-Taxi drivers & chauffeurs…11,000 (20 percent of workforce)

-Truck drivers…9,000 (15 percent of workforce)

According to U.S. Census data, Mexican immigrants (both legal and illegal) are more likely to have a job than those who were born in New York City. About 75 percent of all Mexican nationals in New York between ages 16 and 65 are employed in the civilian work force.

Even more astounding, the unemployment rate among Mexican illegal aliens in New York City is only around four percent.

Mayor Bloomberg is not only wrong about the numbers—he is just plain wrong for this country, that is, if the facts and laws still matter.


T.J. Bonner interview: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/06/30/ap ... et-border/

DHS data: http://http://http://www.dhs.gov/files/ ... ation.shtm



Dave Gibson
, Immigration Reform Examiner
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