“If anything, this debate underscores the necessity of passing comprehensive immigration reform and resolving the issue of 12 million undocumented people living and working in this country once and for all.” President Obama, September 16, 2009
Now, in Washington-speak “undocumented” means that they are here illegally – they broke the law of the United States to get here. So 12 million people came here seeking freedom and opportunity that they didn’t have in their own country, but their first act here was to break the law.
Now consider that approximately 13.2 million people were unemployed in April 2009 and around 14.9 million in August 2009 for a 9.7 percent unemployment rate.
14.9 million minus 12 million equals 2.9 million. What is the unemployment rate then?
There is nothing wrong with immigration, but make it legal.