Skip to comments.Unemployment Plummets After Crackdown on Illegals
Posted on 04/27/2008 8:37:50 AM PDT by television is just wrong
Unemployment rates are rising across the United States, except Oklahoma. That state is experiencing the most dramatic reduction in unemployment since 2007, an improvement many in Oklahoma attribute to the passage last year by the state legislature of a strong employment-focused immigration reform law. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday reported unemployment in Oklahoma had fallen to 3.1 percent "The bottom line is illegal aliens will not come here if there are no jobs waiting for them," Terrill said. "They will not stay here if there is no government subsidy, and they certainly won't stay here if they know that if they ever encounter our state and local law enforcement officers, they will be physically detained until they are deported." House Bill 1804, the Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act of 2007, has been characterized by USA Today as "arguably the nation's toughest state law targeting illegal immigration." The Oklahoma law imposes strict penalties on employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens, makes it a felony to transport or shelter illegal immigrants, forbids the state to issue drivers licenses or pay social welfare benefits to illegal aliens or their families, and empowers state and local police to enforce federal immigration laws. The group based the conclusions on a study done by economists Russell Evans and Kyle Dean of the Oklahoma-based Economic Impact Group that estimated as many as 70,000 illegal immigrants were living in "Will anyone in Old Media dig more deeply into the Sooner State's situation?" Blumer wondered. "Or will they try to pretend that Oklahoma's improvement doesn't exist, because finding out why might expose some inconvenient truths, and hurt the cause of illegal-immigrant 'amnesty.'"
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Great news! Now to work on the other 49 states....
Imagine that ... Americans doing the jobs that Americans won’t do ...
I was going to post something like that, but you put it much, much better than I would have.
Good for Oklahoma.
But from what I remember, 4% unemployment is considered full employment and a drop below that causes wage inflation to begin.
We need immigration. We haven’t had enough babies.
The question is this: Is our Federal Government competent enough to increase LEGAL immigration?
Oklahoma could teach the inept bureaucrats a thing or two about keeping people out of their state.
Oklahoma has kept Texas out for for the last hundred years, LOL.
Good news should be passed around as many times as possible.
Hey Swinney, look here, Jokelahoma did something great! ;^)
I think it’s rather that Bush is focused on the war on terror, and this doesn’t show on his radar.
I am sure Connecticut is chomping at the bit to follow suit................
Surprise, surprise, surprise!
It’s very encouraging to think that unemployment of legal US citizens is declining in Oklahoma, purely due to state level efforts at enforcing the law. And, no doubt, this is having some effect. But, Oklahoma is in a position to benefit from the current situation with both oil and agriculture, so there is more at work here, as far as employment is concerned.
I don't think he and algore could buy degrees there, they make you work for it., My bad algore could not even buy a degree, maybe I was thinking of Juan mccain's good buddy Ted.
In a word: NO!
Our fed'ral goobermint is mostly incompetent.
Competent, yes. Willing, no. Not as long as Liberals are in the saddle and not as long as LEGAL immigrations means "conservative, educated, middle class".
send jorge bush/juan mccain/lib-dems to Oklahoma and let them take a seminar on ILLEGALS/employment/economics!!!
Terrorists can sneak across the border along with the Mexicans - in fact I'd be willing to bet that they've done this.
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