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An illegal immigrant male residing in the United States is more likely to be gainfully employed than a male who is a legal immigrant or U.S.-born citizen


WASHINGTON, DC — An illegal immigrant male residing in the United States  is more likely to be gainfully employed than a male who is a legal immigrant or U.S.-born citizen, a senior demographer at the Pew Research Center think tank told lawmakers.

In 2012, the most recent year for which data is available, an estimated 91 percent of illegal immigrant males were in the workforce. This compares to 84 percent of legal immigrant men and 79 percent of U.S.-born males, Pew Research Center demographer Jeffrey Passel in written testimony prepared for a March 26 hearing held by the Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee.

Put in a different way, legal and illegal immigrant males had a better chance to be in the workforce than U.S.-born men in 2012.

For women, the opposite is true. U.S.-born women are more likely to be in the labor force than immigrant females.

Unauthorized immigrant men of working age [16 years of age and older] are considerably more likely to be in the workforce than U.S.-born men (91% versus 79%),” Passel declared in his written testimony.

“For women, the opposite is true; only 61% of unauthorized immigrant women are in the labor force, compared with 72% of U.S.-born women,” Mr. Passel continued.

The data provided by the Pew demographer shows that U.S.-born females are more likely to be in the workforce than illegal immigrant women (61%) and legal immigrant women (68%), respectively.

In 2012, there were an estimated 10 million more males (82. 3 million) participating in the workforce than women (72.7 million), according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Overall, there were an estimated 8.1 million workers who are not legally authorized to work, both men and women, participating in the labor force in 2012 by either working or looking for work. Illegal workers made up about 5.1 percent of the labor force, which translates to nearly one-in-twenty U.S. workers, explained Passel.

The labor participation rate covers individuals working or looking for work.

Unauthorized immigrants are more likely than the overall U.S. population to be of working age and less likely to be young or older,” explained Mr. Passel. “That is one reason that the unauthorized immigrant share of the labor force is higher than its share of the population overall.”

While there have been some modest changes in labor force participation rates over the past 20 years, the participation of unauthorized immigrant men and women, relative to the U.S.-born population and legal immigrants, has remained essentially unchanged since 2005,” he added.

The top three states with the highest share of illegal immigrants participating in the labor force are Nevada (10.2% of the workforce), California (9.4%), and Texas (8.9%), revealed the Pew Research Center.

Most work in either the service, hospitality, or construction industry.

Is the Obama Administration Helping Muslim Terrorists by Weakening our Border Security?

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As a retired DEA agent, It is saddening to see the decline and demoralization of any law enforcement agency, be it ATF in the wake of the Fast and Furious scandal, the Secret Service, the Justice Department, which I served proudly for a quarter century, or any other. That also includes the Department of Homeland Security, which was established after I retired, in the wake of 9-11.

I was reminded of this just in the past few days when it was announced that Harris Tarin, Washington-based official of the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Muslim Public Affairs Council, was joining DHS as a senior policy adviser to the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties section.

Tarin, like MPAC, hasn’t found a counter-terror enforcement action he likes. He has been a consistent critic of any attempt by law enforcement to develop intelligence within the Muslim community in the US. The NYPD has been a particular target of his ire over their own intelligence probes. That this man would be brought into DHS is a sad reflection on the leadership of Jeh Johnson, an empty suit hack that President Obama found in places only he could find to place into sensitive government positions.

Tarin isn’t the first suspicious character brought into DHS. That distinction belongs to one Mohamed Elibiary, who was hired by Johnson’s predecessor, the equally inept Janet Napolitano. Elibiary is an open supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood, a man who abused his position by extracting sensitive information out of a DHS computer, which he used to attack Texas Governor Rick Perry. But that’s not all. As described by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, Elibiary was a prominent participant and speaker at a 2004 Texas event that paid homage to none other to the Ayatollah Khomeini.


When it comes to protecting our southern border with Mexico, DHS’s priorities are Obama’s priorities. That is, accommodating the entry of thousands of Central Americans who are showing up at the border and falling into the arms of Border Patrol agents, waiving deportations-now by the millions- and finding a way to help DREAMERS realize their dreams. Protecting the American people and protecting our sovereignty are far down the list.

Where does that leave the thousands of dedicated investigators and patrol officers who want to do their job as they understood it to be when they signed on? Demoralized and counting the days until their retirement. That is the situation described to me recently by two friends in DHS. Unfortunately, for them, they are not counting days, rather years.



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Obama’s push to legalize millions of illegal immigrants is leaving many Americans’ families locked out of the United States


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President Barack Obama’s push to legalize millions of illegal immigrants is leaving many Americans’ families locked out of the United States.

American engineer Jimmy Gugliotta and his Argentinian wife and children have been stuck in Chile for so long that he’s pleading for donations to buy food and airfares while the U.S. visa agency slowly processes the visa documents needed by his wife and children.

“I was initially told the process would take 6 to 9 months and we had enough money to get us through until that time,” he wrote in his March 19 GoFundMe online appeal.

“We are trying to sell the few possessions that we have left,” said Gugliotta, who escaped a hard-knock childhood by learning computer design while earning $8 an hour in various manual labor jobs.

Chile’s immigration laws have kept Gugliotta from working in Chile, but U.S. immigration laws have kept him and his family from going home to the United States.

“I have been unemployed [in Chile] since early 2013, trying to get back to the U.S. to work… it has been 16 months and still no visa,” he added.

On March 25, he got another letter from the visa agency at the Department of Homeland Security.

“The National Visa Center (NVC) received your documents on 23-MAR-15. We are currently receiving an increased number of approved petitions from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. As a result, we are experiencing increased review times for documents received. “We expect it will be at least 60 days from the date we received your mail before we complete the review of your documents. We will notify you when we review your documents. “We are working to reduce these processing times and we appreciate your patience.”

According to Jessica Vaughan, the policy director at the Center for Immigration Studies, Gugliotta is a victim of bureaucratic incompetence exacerbated by Obama’s choice to rush millions of illegal immigrants past routine immigration barriers.

In November, Obama ordered his agency to reorganize themselves so they can start awarding work-permits and other documents to four million illegals who were brought to the United States by their parents.

That’s level with the number of Americans who will turn 18 in 2015.

That 4 million effort is in addition to Obama’s direction that officials grant work-permits and residency documents for roughly 700,000 younger illegals since 2012.

The agency’s workload was also raised when Obama allowed roughly 130,000 Central American adults and youths to cross the southern border in 2014, and when he ordered officials to grant extra work-permits to roughly 100,000 spouses of foreign guest-workers.

Since 2009, Obama ahas also given work-permits to roughly 4.7 million foreign students, tourists and border-jumping migrants.

On March 23, Obama also invited companies to bring in “hundreds of thousands” of L-1B guest-workers, who can work in the United States while being paid wages level with the wages paid in their home country, such as India or China.

Obama’s support for foreign workers contrasts with this 2012 campaign rhetoric, in which he repeatedly told Americans that he would bet on American workers. “Ohio, we’re not about to take a knee and do nothing… I stood with American workers. I stood with American manufacturing. I believed in you. I bet on you. I’ll make that bet any day of the week,” he told a cheering audience Sept. 3, 2012 in Ohio.

This effort to provide documents to foreign workers has sidelined people with legitimate claims, said Vaughan.

Before Obama’s push for amnesty and more guest-workers, the spouses and immediate relatives of U.S. citizens were in the highest priority category for visas processing, and were supposed to be completed in five months, Vaughan said.

But by last December, the processing time had stretched out to eight months, she said.

Report: Arizona Border Patrol Was Ordered To Report Detained Somalis As Mexicans

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The lies just never end. Obama has directed ICE and DHS to cover up the fact that Somalis and others are actively coming over the southern border. ICE has been ordered to label everyone as Mexican or from Central America. That’s one way to cover up the fact that terrorists are potentially pouring over your border unhindered. And this didn’t just happen now – it’s been going on for years.

From Pat Dollard:

Here’s how you suppress the fact that terrorists are crossing into to the U.S. from Mexico…

Excerpted from The Gateway Pundit: Joe Adams has been working on the US Southern border for years providing security for ranchers and concerned citizens.

This morning Joe contacted The Gateway Pundit to relay a recent situation on the southern border in Arizona.

According to Brown, several Somali men were recently apprehended crossing the border into Arizona. When ICE officials came to pick up the illegals they told the rancher that the aliens were Mexican. The rancher argued that of course the men were obviously from Somalia. That’s when ICE told the rancher that they were ordered to report all illegals as either from Central America or Mexico – including these men from Somalia. It’s the latest trick by the Obama administration to deceive the American public on the calamity at the border. Read the whole thing.

It’s insanity that the ranchers are the only ones protecting anyone from the illegals. I don’t understand how everyone in government can just stand by and let this happen. Even for those who are being paid off, they are destroying the goose that laid the golden egg here. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say sleeper cells have come across that border and who knows what kind of weapons. Everything from nuclear weapons, to chemical, to biological… and we have just opened the door wide for them. The nag is already out the gate and something very wicked this way comes.

Obama Has Allowed 600,000 ‘Unscreened’ Immigrants from Dangerous Muslim Nations to Enter USA

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During Obama’s 6 years in office he has instituted what one expert is calling a “huge surge” of “unscreened” immigrants from dangerous Muslim nations. As many as 600,000 have been allowed to immigrate here under the Obama regime.

Obama likes to pretend he has kept the nation safe and is quick to remind everyone that “he” killed bin Laden. But with this huge flood of immigrants from dangerous Muslim nations, it is clear he’s opened the gate for terrorists to flood our nation.

Muslim immigration from dangerous nations is dramatically higher in recent years, and government assurances that immigrants are being properly screened is “a farce,” according to accomplished author and columnist Paul Sperry.

“It’s a huge surge under Obama. In the last three years, he’s averaged 100,000 new immigrants from Muslim nations a year. That is very alarming. It’s more than we’re importing both from Central America and Mexico combined. This is a big shift in immigration flows,” said Sperry, who is the author of “Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington” and co-author of “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America.”

“It’s really insane what we’re doing. No one’s really talking about it, but this mass immigration from Muslim countries poses a serious national security threat,” said Sperry, who is also a Hoover Institution media fellow and former Washington bureau chief of WND. Sperry frequently writes for the New York Post and Investor’s Business Daily.

Obama has thrown open the door to terrorists.

Blair aide: ‘We screwed up on immigration – 13,000 migrants became ONE MILLION’ *(JUST LIKE WE DID IN THE UNITED STATES AND NOW WE HAVE MEXICO LIVING HERE.)*


ONE of the biggest mass immigrations in the history of the British Isles was solely down to a Blair government cock-up, a senior aide to the former prime minister has conceded.

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Tony Blair has defended the immigration policies he pursued during his ten years in office

Tony Blair simply failed to comprehend the significance of new EU rules which dramatically expanded the number of people who could settle in the UK, his ex-advisor claimed.

The former Prime Minister presided over some of the biggest influxes of immigrants in British history after the EU was expanded to include a further eight eastern European countries in 2004.

The Blair government assured voters the number of new arrivals from eastern Europe would be around 13,000.

However, the figure rapidly topped ONE MILLION as Poles and other workers from eastern Europe were wooed by higher wages and improved job prospects.

Sir Stephen Wall, the former-PM’s chief adviser on Europe, has spoken out, claiming the last administration followed poor advice.

Singling out ‘Polish plumbers’, he accused Mr Blair of playing “politics” with the immigration system.

More than one million eastern European migrants have travelled to the UK since 2004

We simply didn’t take account properly of the pull factor of England for people with skills

Sir Stephen Wall, a former chief adviser on Europe

Britain’s ambassador to the European Union in the 1990s claimed the last Labour government was focused on maintaining influence in eastern Europe rather than protecting the UK’s borders.

The top diplomat said: “We simply didn’t take account properly of the pull factor of England for people with skills who could probably find a bigger market [in the UK] for their skills – you know, the Polish plumber.

“The primary argument was the political one – this was the right thing to do, we attached a lot of importance to them as democratic countries and keeping our position as the number one friend of eastern and central Europeans.”

Speaking last week, Mr Blair defended the immigration policies he pursued during his ten years in office.

He said: “I don’t agree it was a mistake.

“All we did was bring forward what would have happened anyway.

“In 2004 the economy was booming and we had a requirement for skilled workers from abroad.

“Supposing you put all those people from Eastern Europe back out of Britain again, would we be a stronger, better country?

“The answer is no.”

Last night, a leading migration watchdog questioned the lack of forward-thinking during the Blair years.

“It is astonishing that nobody properly considered the impact of the wage differential between Britain and a huge country like Poland,” Lord Green of Deddington, chairman of the Migration Watch campaign group, told the Mail.

“We said at the time the forecast of 13,000-a-year was almost worthless. In fact, it was completely worthless.”

It also emerged that former Cabinet minister John Denham, who served under Mr Blair, wrote to chancellor Gordon Brown and home secretary Charles Clarke to warn the influx of new workers was having a significant impact on wages and the health service.

However, research by UCL published last year found European immigrants to the UK had paid more in taxes than they received in benefits.

Economists at the London university claimed European immigrants who arrived in the UK since 2000 have contributed more than £20bn to UK public finances between 2001 and 2011.

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