November BLS: Another Ho-Hummer

The November Bureau of Labor Statistics report is the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of ho-hummers that included some marginally good news, but with plenty of bad mixed in.

H-1B Visa Program Called ‘Tremendous Threat to American Professionals’

Now I know why my son, an engineering graduate, struggled so long to find his first job!

In December 2014, I was a proud father. My 22-year-old son had endured four years of one of the most grueling majors in higher education – electrical engineering – and had just graduated with a respectable GPA from one of the top engineering colleges in the country – Virginia Tech.

Give Vets a Fair Shot at Jobs; Lower Immigration, Give Fewer Work Permits

For returning veterans, the recent employment news is encouraging. In October, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that veteran unemployment fell to 3.9 percent, a seven-year low. Recently returned veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan fared less well; 4.6 percent could not find employment.

October BLS Report: Superficially Improved, but Deep-Rooted Economic Problems Persist

The White House insists that President Obama is determined to work tirelessly on behalf of American job growth and to ensure that the middle class will rise again: “President Obama will not be satisfied until every American who wants work can find a job.

White House, Silicon Valley Unite to Help Syrians; Americans Need Not Apply for Similar Assistance

An imposing line-up of well-funded, influential pro-amnesty and pro-open borders allies have teamed up to use their money, sway and skills to rush to assist Syrian refugees. Their actions could accelerate the Syrian influx into the United States.

Administration Poised to Provide More Jobs for Aliens

Virtually every politician who seeks public office promises to “create new jobs” and “bring American jobs back to America.”

Democrats Debate, but Skirt Nexus between Over-Immigration, American Job Loss

Tuesday night’s Democratic debate went pretty much as anticipated. Candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee promised to spend taxpayer money freely, especially on alien entitlements. Among the benefits they promised were instate Dream Act tuition rates to university students, Obamacare subsidies and a path to citizenship, as well as all the benefits that go with naturalization. Other hot topics included jobs, income inequality and terrorism.

8 Million American Workers Are Unemployed, While 8 Million Illegal Aliens Are Working, Mostly in Nonfarm Jobs

According to the Pew Research Center, in 2012 illegal immigrants made up about 5.1 percent of the labor force. About 8.1 million aliens had jobs, and contrary to popular opinion, many of them were not in agriculture, but in occupations Americans dominate.

Illegal (and Legal) Immigrants Won’t Save Social Security

A commonly heard cliché is that illegal immigrants help to support Social Security. One who expressed this view recently was libertarian ideologist John Stossel who never leaves a stone unturned to justify his open borders agenda. He stated, “[I]llegal immigration helps delay the bankruptcy of Social Security and Medicare. Young workers pay into the system – but most don’t collect.”

August 2015 BLS Report: Female Workers Losing Ground to Immigrants

Women hoping to work to supplement the family income or to replace lost incomes when their husbands were fired or laid off had a rough August. Ditto for young college female graduates trying to land their first job, current university enrollees who want to offset their rising tuition costs or retirees seeking to generate extra cash to meet expenses.