Chuck Schumer recently declared that America needs to start importing more immigrants and give amnesty to the millions of illegal immigrants that are already here because native-born Americans aren’t having enough kids for the workforce to be maintained.
Speaking on that in a presser that was quickly and vociferously derided, Schumer said:
Now more than ever, we’re short of workers. We have a population that is not reproducing it on its own, with the same level that it used to. The only way we’re going to have a great future in America is if we welcome and embrace immigrants, the dreamers and all of them because our ultimate goal is to help the dreamers but get a path to citizenship for all 11 million or however many undocumented there are here.
Watch him here:
Chuck Schumer says Democrats want to pass an immigration bill because "we have a population that is not reproducing on its own with the same level that it used to."
Schumer then calls for amnesty for "all 11 million or however many" illegal immigrants in the U.S. pic.twitter.com/Ws3thMaEbw
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 16, 2022
For reference, the 11 million number given by Schumer in the video is almost certainly a lowball number that was far, far too low years ago and at this point is nowhere near reflecting reality. A 2018 Yale and MIT study found, for example, that there could be as many as 22 million illegal immigrants, not “just” 11 million, here. And that was before the Biden border disaster.
One of those who piled on to the Schumer hate was Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ press secretary, Bryan Griffin, who said:
We don’t have a worker shortage, we have a skilled training shortage, and the federal government has incentivized people to remain out of the workforce.
Griffin went on, in a series of tweets later on the 16th, to highlight what DeSantis is doing to combat the training shortage and build a workforce, saying:
Governor DeSantis wants Florida to become the best state in the nation for workforce development by 2030. What is workforce development and why is @GovRonDeSantis working to make Florida #1?
Since taking office, @GovRonDeSantis has secured and invested $5 billion in workforce development in Florida for training, certificate, and apprenticeship programs in fields like first response, nursing, space technology, commercial trucking, education, and manufacturing.
.@GovRonDeSantis has championed workforce training & development in Florida, and because of his efforts in 2022 Florida was ranked #1 in the nation for attracting and developing a skilled workforce.
Griffin also linked to an article about DeSantis’ accomplishments in building that workforce in which he, DeSantis, was quoted as saying:
“By keeping Florida free and open, we have created a positive economic environment and invested in our state’s workforce and communities. As a result, Florida is leading the nation in net migration and talent attraction. As other states continue to struggle at the hands of poor leadership, people and businesses are flocking to Florida.”
His Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Laura DiBella, was also quoted as saying:
“Each Floridian benefits when our state is providing high-paying jobs in growth fields that will boost our economy for years to come. The proof is everywhere as counties big and small are growing and thriving thanks to the leadership of Governor Ron DeSantis who has prioritized aligning employee training and education with local workforce needs.”
By: Gen Z Conservative
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