|CAPS LAUNCHES LABOR DAY TV AD IN CONVENTIONS CALLING ON POLITICANS TO REDUCE MASS IMMIGRATION AND SAVE JOBS FOR RETURNING VETS|
Tampa, FLA – August 29, 2012 – With the Labor Day holiday approaching, Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) will launch a Jobs TV ad this week on national cable news networks. The ads will air during coverage of the RNC and DNC conventions and call on the nation’s leaders to reduce the flow of immigrant workers so America’s returning veterans can land jobs.
To date, leaders of both parties have refused to call for reductions in the flow of one million legal immigrant workers a year despite record high young veteran unemployment. In fact, the Obama administration has taken actions to increase the flows of young immigrant workers who will compete for young returning veterans jobs. The Administration has called for increases in legal immigrant workers, bypassed Congress to give nearly two million illegal aliens under the age of thirty work permits and begun punishing ICE agents who arrest illegal aliens under the age of thirty.
“Our young women and men in uniform put their lives on the line for all of us so that we may remain free. The least President Obama can do is make sure they’re at the front of the job line when they return home,” commented Marilyn DeYoung, Chairman of the Board of Californians for Population Stabilization.
More veterans settle in California than any other state in the country. And over the next five years, the number of veterans returning home looking for work is projected to increase exponentially, with more than one million veterans flooding the workplace. At the same time, the state continues to experience a flood of another sort as the U.S. government admits one million legal immigrant workers a year to take jobs in places like California, already devastated by some of the highest unemployment rates in the country.
The impact is being felt by all Americans. However, recently returning veterans 18-24 are being disproportionately affected. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2011, young male veterans had an unemployment rate of 29.1%, nearly double the rate of their young non-veteran counterparts. Young African American male veterans had an even higher rate of unemployment, topping 40%. For more information, visit www.CAPSweb.org.