New York States unemployment rate soars to 10.2 percent. While the devaluation of the Dollar, the continuation of two wars, a very costly Healthcare reform bill, that will cost American business nearly 10 billion dollars this year alone, New York can only blame itself as its largest cities; New York, Farmingdale, Albany, are sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants.
While Illegal Aliens are not the only ones to blame, an estimated 529,000 jobs are held by illegal immigrants in the state of New York. The usual ad nauseam that illegal aliens are only “doing work that Americans won’t.” This mantra is mindlessly shouted about by illegal immigration supporters and echoes throughout the streets and the halls of the Senate when ever it is brought up.
Illegal aliens are artificially depressing wages and slowly strangling New York, along with the rest of America’s jobs and raping its budget. The increased load on the welfare system along with other social services by Legitimate out-of-work Americans means less revenue generated for the state in forms of FICA and Income tax. Many unscrupulous employers pay illegal aliens in cash, off-the-books, avoiding all taxes which also makes the illegal alien worker have little or no income “qualifying” them for welfare benefits as well, further straining the states resources, and further degrading the local economy.
For many jobs illegal immigrants hold in New York are not just day labor. It wasn’t that long ago that being a dry-waller, brick-layer, house framer, painter, taxi-cab driver, mover, roofer, carpet layer, trash collector, plumber, or electrician was a reasonably compensated middle class trade. Now it is increasingly becoming the work for illegal aliens at far less than the free market rate. While illegal immigrant workers are only a portion of many of those job categories their willingness to work at dramatically lower rates artificially drags down the compensation for all workers.
If there was no Illegal Immigrants in New York State, the unemployment rate would be a mere 1.4 percent.