With more than 22 million Americans looking for a full-time job, now is not the time to import high levels of foreign labor. But the federal government continues to issue new work permits to 75,000 new immigrants each month:
From Numbers USA:
During the first commercial break of the night, we ran a 30-second ad linking the impact of America’s current legal immigration policy to unemployment. The timing was perfect since the candidates were asked questions about how they would handle unemployment just before the ad ran.
Victory on E- Verify:
The House Judiciary Committee passed Chairman Lamar Smith’s Legal Workforce Act on Wednesday afternoon 22-to-13. Only two amendments were approved by the committee, including one offered by Chairman Smith himself. The bill, H.R.2885, would require all employers to use E-Verify within 2 years for all non-agricultural new hires, while requiring federal, state and local agencies to check current employees as well within 6 months.