When it comes to amnesty, apparently this is what Washington, DC wants for the entire nation.
The metropolitan areas of Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., have the two highest unemployment rates in the country, according to data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the El Centro metropolitan area, the unemployment rate for October was 28.1 percent, said BLS. In the Yuma metropolitan area, it was 29.8 percent. The national unemployment rate in October was 7.9 percent. So, unemployment in El Centro and Yuma was more than 3 and a half times the national rate…
The unemployment rate has almost doubled in the Yuma metropolitan area during Barack Obama’s presidency. In January 2009, when Obama was inaugurated, the unemployment rate in Yuma was 15.4 percent, according to BLS.
The unemployment rate has also increased in the El Centro metropolitan area during Barack Obama’s presidency. In January 2009, the unemployment rate was 24.2 percent there. After Yuma and El Centro, the Merced, Calif., metropolitan area had the third highest unemployment rate in October. Unemployment was 14.7 percent there. The Bismarck, North Dakota metropolitan area had the nation’s lowest unemployment rate of 2.2 percent.
In the meantime, as the “fiscal cliff” looms, the Senate GOP has announced their own version of the so-called “DREAM” Act, titled “ACHIEVE.” As long as the economy remains on the precipice of a controlled depression, to consider expanding citizenship by 10s of millions (in the name of votes of all things) is unacceptable. Everything is threatre for these people.
Two Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled their version of the DREAM Act, called the Achieve Act, which would provide legal status for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants, many of whom have spent most of their lives in the United States.
The bill introduced by Sens. Jon Kyl of Arizona and Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas is the latest effort by Republicans to show they are serious about tackling the immigration issue after their poor showing among Latinos in the Nov. 6 election. Both Kyl and Hutchison, both retiring at the end of this session, said they’ve been working on their bill for a year and it is not a political response to the election. But they said that the timing was right to start the discussion. “We have to get this ball rolling,” Kyl said.
They said they have been consulting with Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Marco Rubio of Florida, two Republicans who have been in the forefront of the immigration policy debate. Meanwhile, Rubio has promised to unveil his own “permanent solution” in 2013.