Chicago’s unemployment rate was 9.0% as of March 2014. The national average is supposedly down to 6.7% as of March 2014. One would expect the announcement of 23,000 city-funded internships, volunteer and job opportunities would be welcome news for Chicago residents.
However, Mayor Rahm Emanuel just made it harder for Chicago citizens to compete for those city opportunities. In an announcement that was issued last month, Emanuel said that they city will open up all 23,000 internships and jobs to illegal aliens also.
The official news release reads in part:
“Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that the City is, for the first time, opening up nearly 23,000 City-funded internship, volunteer, and job opportunities for undocumented students, or ‘DREAMers.’”
“‘Chicago is a city that was built by immigrants and I am committed to ensuring that DREAMers have the same opportunities offered by the City to all of Chicago’s youth,’ said Mayor Emanuel. ‘We will open our doors to support talented young people who are committed to their education, building their job skills, and bettering their communities.’”
“The City will begin accepting applications immediately for approximately 500 City internships, volunteer, and job opportunities offered year-round, 30 Mayor’s Office Fellowships, as well as more than 22,000 opportunities to participate in summer jobs, internships and job training programs offered through the One Summer Chicago program.”
“‘DREAMers and DACA recipients are assets that we need to nurture and develop like precious natural resources for the benefit of the entire community,’ said Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez (IL-04). ‘They are an integral part of Chicago’s workforce of tomorrow. Once again, the City of Chicago and Mayor Rahm Emanuel are leading the way on the inclusion of our immigrant communities.’”
In true Obama fashion, Emanuel further violates federal immigration laws by allowing the city to hire people that have entered the United States illegally. These criminals, and that’s exactly what they are, will be stealing more jobs from American citizens. That’s not going to help the city’s unemployment rate very much if citizens have to compete with illegals for these jobs and internships.
The American people need to realize that this is the plan of all Democrats and some Republicans that are in favor of the current immigration reform bill. I hope that this helps sway the votes of millions of Americans as they go to the polls this year.