‘If We Did Not Have Immigration to This Country We Would Not Eat’
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told attendees at an event on Hispanic-American entrepreneurship on Tuesday that if it were not for legal and illegal immigration into the United States “we would not eat.” Jewell said that the country is still trying to address the rights of farm workers, including the role immigration plays. “I’d say the challenges of immigration reform are a good example,” she said.
“If we did not have immigration to this country we would not eat. Whether it’s documented or undocumented, we would not eat,” Jewell said at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. At the event, hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Jewell praised her predecessor Ken Salazar and said the Obama administration has tried to honor the farm worker’s struggle by designating a Cesar Chavez national monument in California.
“But having a place and an individual that was such a leader helps inspire new generations to recognize that we stand on his shoulders – we learn from those experiences – but we still have long way to go,” Jewell said. “And I’d say the challenges of immigration reform are a good example,” Jewell said. “If we did not have immigration to this country we would not eat. Whether it’s documented or undocumented, we would not eat.”
Quite openly that is all the time I have to give this dim-witted politician, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. Has anyone ventured into the territory where she shows her ignorance blatantly? Allow me please to state the old expression “surround yourself with monkeys, and you will sow peanuts.”
What our incompetent Interior Secretary is leaving out is of course the statistical numbers. I will openly admit that to do any research regarding the visa program is almost useless. The largest factor is the amount of actual visa categories that USCIS a division of Homeland Security allows out and it is no wonder why they have a problem taking the data down.
For example if one wanted to look up say, “How many temporary worker visas were issued to immigrants,” one would find an answer but this particular number would represent documented immigrants that have visa privileges and therefore are here legally. But what about illegal immigrants who are currently working in the USA?
Currently USCIS issues visa in categories H-1, H-2, H-1A, and H-2A for agricultural, restaurant, and hotel work. We are also to understand what a category E, H, L, O and P visas are and what there duties cover.
However thanks to Pew Research Center we are able to get a little more data. We are informed that the end of 2015 58,000,000 million visas were permitted and given out. Pursuant to data from research we also will include the 12.4 million estimated illegal aliens. Yet one of the issues we could not ignore was this new piece of executive order or legislation referred to as the Visa Waiver Program.
Simply for the sake of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell the data simply of unauthorized immigrants from Mexico. The number in the labor force has ranged from 8.1 million to 8.3 million since 2007. The relative stability of the size of the unauthorized immigrant labor force since 2007 contrasts with a marked decline in the overall U.S. unauthorized immigrant population, which peaked at 12.2 million in 2007, dropped through 2009 and stabilized after that, to total 11.2 million in 2012 (Passel and Cohn, 2014).
Please be advised that all charts and data numbers came from the Pew Research Center. In one small gander — Sally Jewell shows that this whatever in Washington D.C., referred to as “The Establishment” is once again short on brains and continuing to mislead our nation inasmuch as this statement is viewed as rubbish rather than truth.