FAIR Issue Brief Scrutinizes White House’s Fuzzy Math

Screen shot 2015-02-05 at 1.13.32 PMWith (some) Republicans in the Senate willing to defend the Constitution against President Obama’s executive action, the White House has been touting a November 2014 report by its Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) that projects the president’s illegal amnesty and circumvention of ceilings on guest worker admissions will bring an economic windfall. The CEA said that “growing the economy” by adding millions more foreign workers would raise wages for the average worker and absolutely, positively would displace not one American worker because immigration has “no impact on the likelihood of employment for U.S.‐born workers.”

Guess who said exactly the opposite in 2006? Senator Barack Obama, who wrote that the “huge influx of mostly low-skill workers…threatens to depress further the wages of blue-collar Americans and put strains on an already overburdened safety net.”

The CEA report also directly contradicts the findings of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) when it comes to the economic benefits of the president’s actions, despite the White House’s claim that it relied on the CBO’s methodology.

Read the issue brief here.

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    behead OBUMMER in the White House……..
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      Although I am not an Obama fan, I do not think that these kind of comments help our important cause of ending illegal immigration and reducing legal immigration. All you are doing is giving the open borders crowd ammunition when they label FAIR and its supporters as a bunch of bigots and racists.

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    Figures can lie and liars can figure. Why do you think middle class wages have flat-lined or declined over the past decade? Flooding the labor market creates supply and demand driving down the value of labor. This is all deliberate and no accident.