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Jobs and Immigration

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mr. BROOKS. Mr. Speaker, this morning a ``jobs now'' protest and chant reverberated through the Rayburn House Office Building.

Per a 2009 study by the Pew Hispanic Center, 7.8 million illegal aliens hold jobs in America.

Mr. Speaker, there is a surefire way to create jobs now for American citizens: Evict all illegal aliens from America and immediately open up millions of jobs for American citizens. That also forces blue-collar wages up, helping American families afford and pursue the American Dream.

Unfortunately, the White House chases a different dream, a nightmare that pits unemployed Americans against illegal aliens in a competition for scarce jobs. The DREAM Act gives amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, thereby legitimizing illegal conduct and depriving American citizens of job opportunities.

Mr. Speaker, Congress and the White House must create jobs now for American citizens. We must fight for American citizens, not for illegal aliens.

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