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A shocking new report from the Center for Immigration Studies claims to prove that every single new job created in America for the last fourteen years has gone to immigrants, legal and illegal.
This would fly in the face of those who claim that immigration is an economic boon to native born Americans:
The CIS report found that over the last 14 years, people who were born in the United States held 114.8 million jobs in 2000, and held 114.7 million jobs in 2014, a drop of 127,000.
But it’s an entirely different picture for immigrants — 5.7 million more jobs were held by immigrants in the U.S. in 2014 compared to 2000.
Immigration advocates often say that immigrants don’t supplant jobs for Americans, that they do jobs Americans won’t, but if that were the case, there would be more jobs of both, instead of a loss for native born Americans.
Senior Obama administration officials’ closed-door briefing to senators Tuesday night revealed that the White House did not anticipate and was not prepared for the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), which has wreaked havoc in Iraq and seized many key cities in recent weeks.
Of course the White House couldn’t see this coming. The takeover of major cities in Iraq by the radical ISIS is something you just can’t see from the golf course or while on fundraising junkets.
Besides, why worry -- it’s all Bush’s fault anyway.
Sales of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s new memoir, “Hard Choices,” declined 43.5 percent to 48,000 copies in its second week on the shelves, according to Nielsen BookScan.
Simon & Schuster paid Hillary Clinton a multimillion-dollar advance to write about her time at the State Department and has invested heavily in the book’s rollout.
The second-week figures also increase the likelihood that Simon & Schuster will not sell enough books to make up for Mrs. Clinton’s advance, said a publishing executive who did not want to speak on the record about a competitor’s book.
James Hopkins, 35, of Telford, Pennsylvania was sentenced on Tuesday to more than two years in prison for stealing more than 900 cellphones and accessories from Verizon and selling them online for a profit.
Hopkins worked as an account executive at a Verizon Wireless store in Trevose, Pa. while the scheme was going on. Between February and November 2009, he placed numerous orders for Verizon Wireless cell phones, handheld devices, and accessories in the names of customers without their knowledge, prosecutors said.
He tried to cover his tracks by having the devices shipped to a relative's home in New Jersey, and manipulating Verizon's computer database to conceal the bogus orders and shipments.
The former Verizon employee stole $328,517 worth Verizon Wireless merchandise, which he sold on eBay for a profit of $272,290.
An Ohio-based trade association, the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM), isn’t so sure, and they don’t find IRS commissioner Koskinen’s explanation of their loss very plausible.
IAITAM administers internationally accepted certifications for information technology professionals. According to the group’s standards, if Lerner’s supposedly malfunctioning hardware was properly destroyed, there would be records of it.