Too Few Jobs for College Grads? Bring in Foreign Competition

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Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) has decided American high school and college graduates don’t have a hard enough time finding jobs in this floundering economy. According to The Denver Post, Bennet wants to give high school graduates illegally in the US a student visa if they enroll in a college science, technology, or math program. The proposed bill would also allow more foreign students with advanced science and math degrees to get green cards by creating a new green card category.
 
With the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting more than 9% of recent college graduates are unemployed, do we really need to be bringing in more competition? That 9% doesn’t take into account graduates who have been unable to find jobs in their field. According to the Huffington Post, only half of the college students who graduated between 2006-2010 found full-time jobs. In 2011, 1.5 million graduates grappled over the same shrinking job pool. Many educated 20-24 year olds scrape by with part-time jobs or jobs that don’t require college degrees, staggering meanwhile under crippling student loan debt. For those Americans who don’t or can’t go to college, the economic horizon looms even bleaker. Already young Americans with high school diplomas struggle with 20-23% unemployment, a number doubtless exacerbated by the influx of cheap, illegal labor.
 
America has always been the land of promise. The promise to this generation was “Work hard, go to college; jobs will be waiting for you bright young things.” That promise is now riddled with cracks. Sen. Bennet was a former Denver Public Schools superintendent; he should know better. His focus should be on boosting America’s students here and now, on revitalizing the economy, on renewing that promise to this generation and the generations to come. Not flooding the market with more foreign labor while econ-Phd-holding Americans ring up toilet paper at Walmart.

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  1. avatar

    Bennet’s focus is pandering to the already large immigrant vote in Colorado. The only job he cares about is his own.

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    LA RAZA DEPTof ILLEGALS’ JUSTICE continues to assault SHERIFF JOE for fighting for LEGALS!

    PLEASE SUPPORT SHERRIFF JOE!

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/12/sheriff-joe-arpaio-fights-for-americans.html

    PHOENIX ARIZONA IS THE SECOND LARGEST CENTER FOR MEXICAN KIDNAPPING NEXT TO MEXICO CITY. IT IS THIS NATION’S LARGEST CENTER FOR MEXICAN CAR THEFT AND HOME INVASION
    S BY MEXICAN GANGS! IT IS ALSO THE GATEWAY TO AMERICA FOR THE MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS!
    SUPPORT SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO AGAINST THE LA RAZA DEPT. OF JUSTICE NEVER ENDING HARASSMENT!
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    “Those claims are absolutely false,” said Kobach, in his defense. “The Southern Poverty Law Center engages in slander against people that oppose illegal immigration. They fail to mention that many of the people I defend in court are Hispanic. They happen to be Hispanics that believe the laws need to be enforced.”

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    And we have fools like NY City Mayor, Bloomberg, along with some other progressive/liberals who are crying out to cut down on the deportation of illegal aliens, saying that they are needed as “entrepreneurs, etc.”. With over a million American students graduating each year from our universitys and colleges, I should think we can find enough high-tech and sciences majoring graduates to take care of our current shortage of those types of workers. Not to mention the millions of grad students from previous years who continue to be unemployed or underemployed.

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    high schools are pushing hard for students to go to collage ,when in fact what we really need is more skilled
    trades I have no proplem with collage, if that is what they want. Fact is the coutry needs skilled labor(welders , plumbers,machinest, ect.) but the students are beening told why do want to do menial jobs with no future.
    Speaking as some who has done MENIAL JOBS for 60yrs. and now retired, own my house, Have a good pension,happy family and most of all I CAN FIX ANYTHING that brakes , most collage grad’s could’nt find their weight out of a paperbag. There company’s screaming for the” Menial workers” and are willing to pay big money to them.

    j

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    harold whitney on

    Americans must prevent anymore legal immigration and illegal immigration until each American who wants a job has a job.

    The American Royalty, ie the Congress and Senate with a president who espouses free borders, or loose immigration law enforcement must be defeated this coming November

  6. avatar

    Isn’t it OBAMAnomics in action?

    ARE YOU HEARING THAT OBAMA’S CRIMINAL BANKSTER DONORS ARE SUFFERING?

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/12/obamanomics-rich-are-richer-by-27.html

    HUFF POST
    U.S. CEO Pay Jumps Minimum Of 27 Percent Last Year, Survey Finds

    First Posted: 12/14/11 05:40 PM ET Updated: 12/15/11 11:19 AM ET
    While the incomes of so many Americans remain the same size or get smaller, corporate chiefs can’t say they’re suffering in quite the same way.
    American CEOs saw pay increases of between 27 and 40 percent last year, according to a GovernanceMetrics International survey cited by the Guardian. In addition, the median value of CEOs profits on stock options jumped to $1.3 million from $950,400.

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    NAFTA… MEXICO’S REAL DREAM ACT DEVISED AND IMPLEMENTED BY MEXICO AND THE DEMOCRAT PARTY

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/12/nafta-how-democrat-party-became-party.html
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    IT WAS BILL CLINTON THAT PUSHED NAFTA. BOTH BILLARY AND HILLARY ARE ADVOCATES OF OPEN BORDERS TO KEEP WAGES DEPRESSED SO THAT THEIR BILLIONAIRE DONORS WOULD STAY HAPPY!

    BOTH HILLARY BILLARY ARE LA RAZA DEMS, AND PUSH FOR THE LA RAZA SUPREMACY AGENDA NEARLY AS MUCH AS OBAMA, AND THE OTHER CORRUPT LA RAZA DEMS, FEINSTEIN, BOXER, PELOSI, and REID!

    THERE IS A REASON WHY MOST OF THE FORTUNE 500 ARE GENEROUS CONTRIBUTORS TO THE MEXICAN FASCIST PARTY of LA RAZA!
    THERE IS A REASON WHY THE U.S. CHAMBER of COMMERCE, FRONTING FOR WALL ST INTERESTS, DEMANDS OPEN BORDERS, NO E-VERIFY, AND EXPANDED DREAM ACTS FOR LA RAZA… IT’S ALL ABOUT MAINTAINING A STEADY FLOW OF “CHEAP” LABOR ILLEGALS OVER OUR BORDERS TO KEEP WAGES DEPRESSED.
    THAT “CHEAP” LABOR COST LOS ANGELES COUNTY ALONE $600 MILLION PER YEAR IN WELFARE TO ILLEGALS, PLUS NEARLY HALF OF ALL JOBS IN THIS MASSIVE COUNTY ARE HELD BY ILLEGALS USING STOLEN SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS.
    WE CAN THANK OUR LA RAZA DEMS FOR THAT!
    DEMOCRATS ARE THE PARTY OF WALL ST AND ILLEGALS!
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    Our national sovereignty and manufacturing base has been destroyed through NAFTA and CAFTA which has resulted in totally open borders culminating in the overwhelming of our infrastructure, hospital emergency rooms and our educational institutions by the human onslaught which will be soon be at unprecedented levels which promise to bring 150 million additional immigrants to our country by 2040.

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      You have virtually hit the nail right on the head. We now have to reverse the idiot thinking of the last 25 years in this country that say’s without a collage education you are a second class, or even a third class citizen. Well when we see how many that are without jobs because of this thinking when the trades often offer a better life the the sheep skin. I’m not saying to forgo any education you can get , but only to remember that this country has fallen behind by sending so many job’s offshore,and putting cheap illegal labor in their place. It is time to dump NAFTA,CAFTA, and all the rest of the give away what should, and does belong the this country.