Do you think this is part of the 3-4 millions jobs Obama is trying to save OR create?
LOS ANGELES — Tens of thousands of jobs created by the economic stimulus law could end up filled by illegal immigrants, particularly in big states such as California where undocumented workers are heavily represented in construction, experts on both sides of the issue say.
Studies by two conservative think tanks estimate immigrants in the United States illegally could take 300,000 construction jobs, or 15% of the 2 million jobs that new taxpayer-financed projects are predicted to create.
They fault Congress for failing to require that employers certify legal immigration status of workers before hiring by using a Department of Homeland Security program called E-Verify. The program allows employers to check the validity of Social Security numbers provided by new hires. It is available to employers on a voluntary basis.
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Answer by njmommy2boys at 9:44 AM on Mar. 9, 2009
That's sucks !!!!!! Give us AMERICANS jobs first !!!!!!!! We are hurting !!!! The illegals need to go back to their own countries !!!! I'd pay to have them all removed!!!!
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Answer by larissacst at 10:16 AM on Mar. 9, 2009
I'm not shocked at all. My father has worked construction for years and he has commented about how many more Mexicans are on the job sites now. I don't know if the men he works with are legal or not, but I'm sure with the increase of Mexican workers not all are legal.
Answer by PeytonNBella at 10:19 AM on Mar. 9, 2009