Despite Persistent High Unemployment, U.S. Will Admit Near-Record Number of Immigrant Workers Next Year
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After airing its College Graduate unemployment TV commercial in coverage of the RNC convention last week and receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback, NumbersUSA will re-launch the ad this week on national cable news networks covering the DNC Convention. The ad calls attention to high unemployment rates of America's recent college graduates and asks why our government will admit another million immigrant workers next year to take jobs in places like Charlotte, North Carolina.
For example, about 1.5 million or one-half of American bachelor's degree holders under the age of twenty-five were jobless or underemployed last year according to a recent Associated Press report. At the same time, the U.S. government has continued to admit more than one million legal immigrants a year to take jobs in places like Charlotte, North Carolina.
"Both political parties have had a tin ear to the plight of America's kids -- and their parents -- who have gone to the effort and expense to gain a college education but encountered an economy unable to use them," commented Roy Beck, President of NumbersUSA, a non-partisan grassroots organization with more than 1.3 million participants. "The job picture is even worse for young Americans with only a high school degree. The last thing our graduates need right now is more job competition."
Beck said he is pleased that some politicians this year have pledged to increase immigration enforcement to reduce the number of illegal immigrants taking U.S. jobs sought by unemployed Americans. But the greater job threat to most Americans is the government's program that automatically gives out around one million permanent work permits to new immigrants each year, he said.
NumbersUSA, one of the largest member-based issue advocacy groups in America, is non-profit and non-partisan. It has been running ads since the beginning of the recession tying immigration policies to jobs issues. To learn more visit www.NumbersUSA.org. To view the TV commercial, just click on the following link https://www.numbersusa.com/content/resources/video/commercials/fall-2012-tv-college-grad-ad.html.