September 08, 2011 1:29 pm ET - by Media Matters Action Network
President Obama's address on job creation is still hours away, but congressional Republicans are already busy rejecting the president's ideas and touting their own proposals. Speaking on the House floor today, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) declared, "There is a surefire way to create jobs now for American citizens: evict all illegal aliens from America."
BROOKS: There is a surefire way to create jobs now for American citizens: evict all illegal aliens from America and 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. ... Congress and the White House must create jobs now for American citizens. We must fight for American citizens, not illegal aliens.
Brooks previously said he would "do anything short of shooting" undocumented immigrants until they "quit taking jobs from American citizens."
Read more about the actual economic impact of immigration HERE.
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