Bush Depression hurting immigrants the most

The Bush Depression is taking a terrible toll on our immigrant communities, according to an article in the O.C. Register.  Here are a few excerpts from that article:

The information revealed the unemployment rate for foreign-born Hispanics — legal and illegal — increased by nearly 3 percent in 2008, according to the report.

During the same period, unemployment rose for all people in the labor market by 2 percent.  Although unemployment rates for foreign-born Hispanics and blacks are about the same, other factors such as higher employment rates for blacks meant foreign-born Hispanics were hardest-hit by the economic downturn.

“The reason the decline is disproportionately affecting Latino immigrants has to do with their greater reliance on the construction sector for jobs,” the report’s author Rakesh Kochhar said.

I guess the Republicans will be happy to hear this – and it is ironic that Bush finally found a way to get rid of immigrants.  He tanked the global economy and sure enough many of them have gone back home.

The Minutemen will certainly crow about this – they don’t care if families are hurting.  They just want Mexicans out of the U.S.  Who knows how many of these racists live in homes built by Mexican labor?

And Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido will no doubt be very happy to hear that his fellow countrymen are hurting.  In fact the Register has previously reported on the dire straits of many businesses in the Santa Ana downtown area.  Unfortunately for Pulido, his developer friends are also hurting and cannot take advantage of the situation.

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