Thursday, August 13, 2009

MYTH: Immigrants taking away jobs from US workers

CNN is airing an incendiary ad by the an anti-immigrant front group, Coalition For The Future Of The American Worker, which warns that the US government is letting in 1.5 million foreign workers a year to take jobs from the 15 million unemployed Americans. A previous version of the ad aired earlier this year.

Watch it at this link:

How does the Coalition arrive at the notion that the US is even accepting 1.5 million "new" foreign workers? pure fabrication. A few months ago, when NumbersUSA trumpeted the data (then estimated at 1.6 million immigrant workers), the Immigration Policy Center picked the far-fetched estimate apart - check it out:

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