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Nevada – Most Illegals, Highest Jobless

From the ‘Mi Casa Es Su Casa’ crowd at the Associated Press:

Nevada home to largest share of illegal workers

Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011

Nevada has the largest share of illegal workers in the nation, with roughly 10 percent of its work force not authorized by the federal government, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, a nonpartisan research group.

And, given the source, the real numbers are probably far higher.

The report published Tuesday shows a slight jump in illegal workers as Nevada’s job market has shrunk amid record unemployment. Nevada’s population of illegal workers was 9.4 percent in 2009. The Silver State’s unemployment rate has since climbed to 14.5 percent, the highest in the nation.

Nevada also has the largest share of illegal immigrants at 7.2 percent. Only 3.7 percent of people in the United States are illegal immigrants.

Which is surely just coincidence and not causation. How could illegal aliens cause unemployment?

We have been assured by our political and media masters that illegal aliens stimulate the economy almost as much as unemployment.

The Pew Hispanic Center report comes as Nevada lawmakers from both political parties call for legislation that would require employers to verify the immigration status of all job applicants…

But not voters. And judging from Mr. Reid’s re-election, it would seem that Nevada’s illegal aliens are very conscientious voters.

Assemblyman Pat Hickey, a Reno Republican, said businesses who hire illegal immigrants should be fined. He said his proposed legislation would help replenish the state’s diminished coffers and put Nevadans back to work.

"I challenge the notion that those are jobs Nevadans wouldn’t do anyway," he said. "I think that doesn’t necessarily apply anymore."

What a xenophobic Neanderthal. He needs to talk to Mr. Reid and get his head right. As Mr. Reid says, ‘illegal workers are not a problem in Nevada.’

So shut up.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Nevada – Most Illegals, Highest Jobless”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Did anyone else notice the AP writer actually penned “work force not authorized by the federal government, ” ???

    “workers” “authorized” by the federal government.

    I don’t know about you but the cluelessness or blatant propaganda-ness of that sentence fragment sends chills up my spine.

    • mr_bill says:

      I was listening to a radio host earlier this week who pointed out the use of the words “unauthorized workers” in an article about illegal invaders who were working illegally in the US. I presume this is to be the liberal newspeak for “undocumented immigrants.”

    • Perdido says:

      Ahem, that’d be “undocumented democrats”.

  2. wardmama4 says:

    Great catch – and in typical liberal duplicitiousness – it can be taken two different ways – to imply that the ‘workers’ (i.e. illegal aliens) are ‘undoctumented’ citizens and it can be taken that the gov’s next (or as soon as feasible) move will be to ‘authorize’ all workers. Sound far-fetched? Please read any socialist/communist work ‘standard’ – the people are told what/where they will work and must apply to gov to change occupations.

    Either way – this article is a danger to all American workers and citizens and should indeed send chills up the spine of every American citizen.

  3. untrainable says:

    Nevada lawmakers from both political parties call for legislation that would require employers to verify the immigration status of all job applicants… I seem to remember democrats screaming at the top of their lungs that this kind of blatant racism (see : Evil Republican Immigration Law in Arizona supported by 70% of the population) wouldn’t be tolerated. So now that unemployment is over 14% it’s not racism anymore? Why is this being tolerated in Nevada when according to the liberal elite it was the epitome of racism in Arizona? Poor Nevada, losing all those jobs to illegals who left Arizona because of evil racist intolerance. Suck it up Nevada. Now you can sit back and wait for the liberals to boycott.

    Where is La Raza on this bipartisan effort?
    What does Harry Reid have to say about his own state legislators?
    Hello, ACLU? Anything?
    When will “beloved leader” speak out about this threat to future (D) voter registration?
    When will Eric (the holdup) Holder sue Nevada for their intolerance?

    Immigration solution : Just enforce the existing laws… morons

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    “Scuse me senor’, ken jew spar a centavo?”

    Times are really tough when illegals (who came here to
    steal jobs from Americans) are forced to panhandle.
    Another blight to deal with!

  5. Mae says:

    I know plenty of people who would be happy to unbox and hang clothes in a dress shop backroom or bus tables or deliver pizzas or flip burgers. But illegal aliens (forget that undocumented or unauthorized bit) are also taking away from citizens construction and well-paying jobs with more advancement opportunities. And do the lawbreakers feel the least bit guilty about it? Hardly! Most have no concept of United States law and how much we value our nation of laws. Some have culpability in making areas of this country into third world enclaves and have a typical “victim” mentality of making others pay for their me-me-me attitude and actions.

    And recently we had Newt blathering on about giving people a break who have been illegally in this country for years; just put them at the back of the line!! Yeah, I’d say the line should start at the Belizian border or the Yukon or how about the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

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