obama soft on illegals enforcement…in fact he has promised illegals blanket amnesty or continued non-enforcement!
The figures show that Mr. Obama has made good on his pledge to shift enforcement away from going after illegal immigrant workers themselves - but at the expense of Americans' jobs, said Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, the Republican who compiled the numbers from the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE). Mr. Smith, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said a period of economic turmoil is the wrong time to be cutting enforcement and letting illegal immigrants take jobs that Americans otherwise would hold.
"Wage-cutting, speedup and the imposition of sweat shop conditions are at the heart of Obama’s strategy for doubling US exports by 2015. He has repeatedly boasted of his administration’s success in “insourcing” jobs back to the US, omitting to mention that these jobs often pay half their previous wage."
THE ENTIRE REASON THE BORDERS ARE LEFT OPEN IS TO CUT WAGES!
JOE LEGAL vs LA RAZA JOSE ILLEGAL:
Jose Herria emigrated illegally from Mexico to Stockton, Calif., in 1997 to work as a fruit picker. He brought with him his wife, Felipa, and three children, 19, 12 and 8 -- all illegals. When Felipa gave birth to her fourth child, daughter Flor, the family had what is referred to as an "anchor baby" -- an American citizen by birth who provided the entire Silverio clan a ticket to remain in the U.S. permanently.
By Lornet Turnbull
They clean the floors of swanky office towers downtown, pick wine grapes in Wenatchee and wash dishes in Belltown restaurants.
An estimated 230,000 illegal immigrants were living in Washington state last year — 35 percent more than three years earlier, according to a new report by the Pew Hispanic Center.
The total represents one of every 20 workers in the state and nearly 5 percent of all residents — giving Washington the seventh-highest rate of illegal immigrants in the country. (Nevada has the highest rate.) Three years ago, Washington wasn't in the top 10.
Researchers at Pew Hispanic, a project of the nonpartisan Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., used the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey data as a basis for the report.
While 57 percent are from Mexico, the illegal immigrants hail from across the world, including Canada. They include people who sneaked across the country's borders, as well as those who came legally but overstayed employment, student or visitor visas.
All but Washington, New Mexico and Utah now deny driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, and some believe that has made Washington a magnet.
There are measures that would make it difficult, if not impossible, for illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, make English the state's official language and require the Department of Employment Security to verify the legal status of those it refers for employment.
In addition, a group of residents, for the sixth straight year, will circulate petitions for an initiative to severely restrict benefits and services to illegal immigrants in the state.
"It's one of the arguments I make all the time — passing laws won't prevent people from being here undocumented," Iñiguez said.
Even with the restrictions on driver's licenses, he said, "we've not seen an entire outflow of people to wherever they are from. What these laws do, however, is drive this population further underground."
State Sen. Val Stevens, R-Arlington, sponsor of several of the bills, said the state needs to act, since the federal government hasn't.
She said the illegal-immigrant cost to the state is $272 million a biennium for such functions as social services, health and corrections. "The illegal-immigration problem really came to the forefront after what happened in Arizona," Stevens said. "It's the lack of a secure border. If we can't keep them out of our country what's the point?"