Once again, the mainstream media is making things up…the definition of FAKE NEWS! The Washington Post published an article to push back on a statement by Sarah Sanders:
Press Sec.: “It’s a known fact that there are over 4 million unemployed Americans in the same age group as those that are DACA recipients.” pic.twitter.com/hFqMeRqk09
— ABC News (@ABC) September 5, 2017
Sarah Sanders: It’s a known fact that there are over 4 million unemployed Americans in the same age group as those that are DACA recipients; that over 950,000 of those are African Americans in the same age group; over 870,000 unemployed Hispanics in the same age group. Those are large groups of people that are unemployed that could possibly have those jobs.
Reporter Tracy Jan headlined her article “The Truth” as she argued that lower-skilled Americans cannot do the jobs filled by DACA illegals. She goes on to claim that DACA illegals are more educated…NOT TRUE! Jan references an article claiming: African-Americans and Latin-Americans may not have “the same education, skills and experience as the employed DACA workers.”…
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Here’s the problem: immigrant and native-born workers are imperfect substitutes. There is no evidence that the unemployed Americans, be they black, white or Hispanic, have the skills necessary to hold the same jobs occupied by the young beneficiaries of the five-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
To decorate her claim, she quoted Douglas Holtz-Eakin. He is the president of the American Action Forum advocacy group, an advisor to the Chamber of Commerce, and the former top policy aide to the GOP’s losing candidate in 2008, immigration-booster Sen. John McCain. She wrote:
“It is one thing to say that there are hundreds of thousands of minorities the same age that are unemployed, and a very different thing for them to have the same education, skills and experience as the employed DACA workers,” said Douglas Holtz-Eakin … “And if they do,” he added, “it begs the question as to why they don’t have those jobs in the first place.”
The dismissive comments by Jan and Holtz-Eakin comment also evoke one of the more damaging dismissals in the 2013 push to pass the doomed “Gang of Eight” amnesty-and-cheap-labor bill:
A VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE IN THE LEGAL AMERICAN WORKER:
“There are American workers who, for lack of a better term, can’t cut it,” a Sen. Marco Rubio aide told Ryan Lizza, a New Yorker reporter. “There shouldn’t be a presumption that every American worker is a star performer. There are people who just can’t get it, can’t do it, don’t want to do it. And so you can’t obviously discuss that publicly.”
Pro-American immigration reformers like MARK KIRKORIAN OF THE CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES noted the racial angle to the Holtz-Eakin comments:
— Mark Krikorian (@MarkSKrikorian) September 7, 2017
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