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    EMBARRASSING: 40% Of Texas Job Growth Since 2007 Went To Illegal Immigrants Read mor

    I wonder if perry will be ask about this at tonight's debate?

    <The non-partisan group found that newly-arrived immigrants claimed 81% of state job growth from 2007 to 2011. What's worse, half of those immigrants were illegal -->

    < Newly-arrived immigrants dominated job growth despite representing only 29% of population growth.>



    Who Benefited from Job Growth In Texas? | Center for Immigration Studies
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    Re: EMBARRASSING: 40% Of Texas Job Growth Since 2007 Went To Illegal Immigrants Read

    Uhm...the article says "we estimate that half were illegal", but doesn't provide any evidence to back it up???

    Illegal workers aside, the fed decides how many legal immigrants come in, and those people will need jobs. If we're employing the best legal candidate for the job, I fail to see the problem there. If we want jobs to go to naturalized or born citizens then we should stop issuing workers' visas and green cards for legal immigrants that allow them to seek and acquire employment. Can't really have it both ways, though.
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    Re: EMBARRASSING: 40% Of Texas Job Growth Since 2007 Went To Illegal Immigrants Read

    The article states that jobs did grow. So where is the myth concerning that? If true, this would be a huge talking point for a candidate running on closing our borders right now. Unfortunately, that isn't Perry.

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    Re: EMBARRASSING: 40% Of Texas Job Growth Since 2007 Went To Illegal Immigrants Read

    Also, the vast majority of job growth in Texas during the last five years has been in Government jobs, not the private sector. So much for those "small government so called Conservative" values.
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    Re: EMBARRASSING: 40% Of Texas Job Growth Since 2007 Went To Illegal Immigrants Read

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Also, the vast majority of job growth in Texas during the last five years has been in Government jobs, not the private sector. So much for those "small government so called Conservative" values.
    I've seen this claim but can't find statistics to corroborate. Can you link to an article or a data source with this information?
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    Re: EMBARRASSING: 40% Of Texas Job Growth Since 2007 Went To Illegal Immigrants Read

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I've seen this claim but can't find statistics to corroborate. Can you link to an article or a data source with this information?
    Sure....here ya go:

    How Rick Perry Created Jobs in Texas - Rick Newman (usnews.com)

    "There's an important caveat, however, that the Texas governor is unlikely to volunteer: Virtually all of those new jobs are in the government sector, not in private enterprise."

    Here are the numbers:
    Information jobs. Texas: Down 10.9 percent
    Manufacturing jobs. Texas: Down 11.6 percent
    Construction jobs. Texas: Down 14.5 percent.
    State government jobs. Texas: Up 8.4 percent
    Local government jobs. Texas: Up 6.1 percent
    Federal government jobs. Texas: Up 7 percent.
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    Re: EMBARRASSING: 40% Of Texas Job Growth Since 2007 Went To Illegal Immigrants Read

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Sure....here ya go:

    How Rick Perry Created Jobs in Texas - Rick Newman (usnews.com)

    "There's an important caveat, however, that the Texas governor is unlikely to volunteer: Virtually all of those new jobs are in the government sector, not in private enterprise."

    Here are the numbers:
    Information jobs. Texas: Down 10.9 percent
    Manufacturing jobs. Texas: Down 11.6 percent
    Construction jobs. Texas: Down 14.5 percent.
    State government jobs. Texas: Up 8.4 percent
    Local government jobs. Texas: Up 6.1 percent
    Federal government jobs. Texas: Up 7 percent.
    This article, also citing BLS numbers, contradicts a lot of what you're saying, and explains what it doesn't contradict.

    Rick Perry And Texas Job Numbers Political Math

    Further, we seem to have added 70k government jobs (most of them federal jobs dealing with the Census (check out the graph towards the bottom), while we added the following (from an article dated 8/27/11):

    The fastest-growing industry in Texas is mining and logging, which grew by 19.4 percent, or 40,500 net jobs, over the last year.
    Three other industry sectors added more jobs than mining over the last year: trade, transportation and utilities increased by 57,900 net jobs; professional and business services by 53,400 net jobs; and leisure and hospitality by 44,900 net jobs.
    Also, look at this...less govt. jobs:
    Texas cut 9,400 government jobs in July. The Center for Public Policy Priorities estimates that the state will lose 49,000 government jobs as a result of budget cuts, primarily to education financing.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/28/us/28ttjobs.html

    So...about that 1/2 of jobs business, again??
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    Re: EMBARRASSING: 40% Of Texas Job Growth Since 2007 Went To Illegal Immigrants Read

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Sure....here ya go:

    How Rick Perry Created Jobs in Texas - Rick Newman (usnews.com)

    "There's an important caveat, however, that the Texas governor is unlikely to volunteer: Virtually all of those new jobs are in the government sector, not in private enterprise."

    Here are the numbers:
    Information jobs. Texas: Down 10.9 percent
    Manufacturing jobs. Texas: Down 11.6 percent
    Construction jobs. Texas: Down 14.5 percent.
    State government jobs. Texas: Up 8.4 percent
    Local government jobs. Texas: Up 6.1 percent
    Federal government jobs. Texas: Up 7 percent.
    It's all that government manufacturing that's the problem.
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    Re: EMBARRASSING: 40% Of Texas Job Growth Since 2007 Went To Illegal Immigrants Read

    I'm sorry, but even though Texas is a Red State, we are the most illegal immigrant friendly State in the Union. We always have been and are not likely to change. It helps to have a strong low pay worker base to attract companies to our State.
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    Re: EMBARRASSING: 40% Of Texas Job Growth Since 2007 Went To Illegal Immigrants Read

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    I'm sorry, but even though Texas is a Red State, we are the most illegal immigrant friendly State in the Union. We always have been and are not likely to change. It helps to have a strong low pay worker base to attract companies to our State.
    I think that's a bit of an exaggeration.
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