Wednesday, March 29, 2006

C-SPAN: a valuable source of information on the illegal immigrtion debate

Following up on yesterday's coverage of the illegal immigration debate, C-SPAN's Washington Journal this morning has Steven Camorata, Research Director for the Center for Immigration Studies, debunking myths, providing detail facts, and offering common sense solutions.
(ed. Direct link to video will be placed here later today once archive is available)
(Update: Video Archive (real media format) is now available. Mr. Carmorata's interview starts at 1:23:04 into the program. Use the viewer's scroll bar to navigate to that time segment).

Here is the opening paragraph to Mr. Carmorata's report 'Dropping Out: Immigrant Entry and Native Exit From the Labor Market, 2000-2005':

Advocates of legalizing illegal aliens and increasing legal immigration argue that there are no Americans to fill low-wage jobs that require relatively little education. However, data collected by the Census Bureau show that, even prior to Hurricane Katrina, there were almost four million unemployed adult natives (age 18 to 64) with just a high school degree or less, and another 19 million not in the labor force. Perhaps most troubling, the share of these less-educated adult natives in the labor force has declined steadily since 2000.



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