Refuting Rubio Myth vs. Fact – The Bill Will Protect American Workers



In the last installment of my four-part series of some of the myths by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) about the Gang of Eight immigration bill, I take a look at how the Gang of Eight amnesty bill claims to protect American workers.

The Bill Will Protect American Workers

Rubio Speak

This bill protects American workers from unwarranted immigration for jobs that Americans are willing and able to do. For example, the proposal would not allow any work visas to be issued if the unemployment rate in a certain area is above 8.5 percent, which is the norm in many cities.

The Truth about Rubio Amnesty

  • There are no jobs that Americans won’t do because there are no jobs that Americans aren’t already doing. Americans are reluctant to take certain jobs because wages for these jobs have remained stagnant for the last forty years while conditions for workers have worsened. Even so, 30 percent of farm laborers are U.S. citizens. According to a Center for Immigration Studies analysis, out of 472 occupations listed by the Census Bureau, native-born workers are the majority of workers in 466 of these occupations.
  • 8.5 percent unemployment is extraordinarily high. Since January 1948, the unemployment rate in the U.S. has averaged 5.8 percent.
  • What Sen. Rubio means is that the quota for guest workers will increase unless unemployment goes higher than 8.5 percent. With the passage of his bill, hundreds of thousands more guest workers will immediately begin to flood the labor market.
  • The unemployment rate for construction workers in March 2013 was 14.7 percent. It has been above 8.5 percent for 61 out of the last 64 months. The unemployment rate for agricultural workers in March 2013 was 13.5 percent. How does Sen. Rubio explain the supposed worker shortage in these sectors? He simply relies on talking points supplied to him by industry and open borders lobbyists.

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    First thing which I do not understand is why the politician are hard headed to legalize those who are all ready in this country for over decade,instead of bringing people through Diversity visa lottery.
    There are lots of jobs which American do not wish to do neither they can live like undocumented immigrant. There are lots undocumented immigrant who use one bed rom for 6 to 8 people. Otherwise they can not even effort to pay the rent from what they get.

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    Absolutely true about unemployment among construction workers. Construction companies simply do not want to pay decent wages, so work sites are flooded with foreign workers, many illegal, because construction jobs do not lend themselves to workers staying long in one work spot. By the time any government agency decides to check, the worker is often gone to another job site. Which is why we need mandatory e-verify for every job and business, checking up front. The system is up and running, and the kinks worked out. There is no reason not to use it.

    If mass immigration hurt big business, their pals in Congress would put a stop to it. But it helps business to lower wages, so Congress does their bidding, with the appropriate cash rewards at election time.

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    cyntha curran on

    ■There are no jobs that Americans won’t do because there are no jobs that Americans aren’t already doing. Americans are reluctant to take certain jobs because wages for these jobs have remained stagnant for the last forty years while conditions for workers have worsened. Even so, 30 percent of farm laborers are U.S. citizens. According to a Center for Immigration Studies analysis, out of 465 occupations listed by the Census Bureau, native-born workers are the majority of workers in 461 of these occupations.

    ■8.5 percent unemployment is extraordinarily high. Since January 1948, the unemployment rate in the U.S. has averaged 5.8 percent.
    ■What Sen. Rubio means is that the quota for guest workers will increase unless unemployment goes higher than 8.5 percent. With the passage of his bill, hundreds of thousands more guest workers will immediately begin to flood the labor market.
    ■The unemployment rate for construction workers in March 2013 was 14.7 percent. It has been above 8.5 percent for 61 out of the last 64 months. The unemployment rate for agricultural workers in March 2013 was 13.5 percent. How does Sen. Rubio explain the supposed worker shortage in these sectors? He simply relies on talking points supplied to him by industry and open borders lobbyists

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      Yea they wrote up that TRASH of a Bill with La Raza and the Union Goons
      in the room…..but they locked OUT Chris Crane..from I.C.E because he spoke the TRUTH
      and That was NOT what the Lobbyists wanted to hear…and they are the campaign DONORS..
      Wink Wink…..

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