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July 28, 2014

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Nevada home to largest share of illegal workers

A report on illegal immigrants says Nevada has the largest share of illegal workers in the nation, a population that has grown despite record unemployment.

The Pew Hispanic Center's annual report published Tuesday shows roughly 10 percent of Nevada workers are illegal immigrants who are not authorized by the federal government to work.

California's 1.85 million illegal workers are the largest in the nation, but they only represent 9.7 percent of the Golden State's work force.

Nevada also has the largest share of illegal immigrants at 7.2 percent. Only 3.7 percent of people in the United States are illegal immigrants.

Nevada's population of illegal workers was 9.4 percent in 2009.

The Silver State's unemployment rate has since climbed to 14.5 percent, the highest in the nation.

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  1. I don't doubt that at all. And the GOP governor will protect the interests of the casinos rather than Nevadans. The casinos get cheap, undocumented labor, we the taxpayers get to pay for bi-lingual schooling, medical care at UMC, etc.

    What a racket the rich conservatives have going for themselves........

  2. Pucker up and get ready for more of the same.

  3. Harry Reid has stated that Nevada does not have a problem with illegal workers. He said it, that's all there is to it. This report is obviously full of hot air.

    (By the way, can I interest you in a bridge?)

  4. Whats new ? Maybe I wouldn't be unemployed if somehow we could get rid of all these illegals. Surely wouldn't hurt us real true Americans. In the span of 4 years, Nevada went from awesome to the worst place to be. ......No work !...and very few have money and interest to invest into there homes here. Where's the bright side of things again ?

  5. Does Brian Somoza have a "nanny problem?"

  6. And not one of them is taking a job a Nevadan would like to have? BS.

    If they're illegal, refuse to hire them, sell to them or serve them, regardless of what country they're from.

    Dallas has started a great program. They pull insurance checks like DUI checks. Without ins, the driver is arrested, gets fined, the car is impounded and can't be returned until proof of insurance, ownership and storage fees are provided. Within days of starting the program, the storage lots were full. The overwhelming majority of drivers without insurance were illegals, but all were treated identically.

    When they can't support themselves they'll go elsewhere.

  7. HARRY!

  8. Pssst! Judy, remember the casinos backed your boy Reid.

  9. Hey David, don't forget what they've been telling you. Those illegals are doing work you wouldn't do.

    The next time you go to McDonald's ask yourself, do you really want to spend your money where those workers from the majority population are not seen and only the minority are seen? What kind of balance is that?

    The mammoth corporate and government slavemasters prints both Spanish and English on ALL printed material, so whose fault is that?

  10. We need to finish the fence, with guard tower gound sensors and the whole nine yards. Expense yes at first but the cost of us paying to raise a child is at least 250,000 x 2,962,500(assuming 25% only have one kid, that is a joke I know) = 740,625,000,000 (# of illegals = 11,850,000)
    The Fence is $45 billion, versus $740 billion +.
    Current population of US is approaching 312 million. This numbers doen't include extras for the parents they get like food, medical, and housing. We can't even keep Americans employed, or paying for higher education. We need to stop trying to take care of other countries until we take care of our own.

  11. We don't need the fence at all, really. As others have said, go after the employers and make it impossible to get work unless you are here legally or are a citizen. That by itself will stop a large part of the influx. Strip away social services and sanctuary cities and you will see people leaving in good numbers.

    I would suspect that the cost of doing the above could be funded almost entirely by fines on employers.

  12. What I always find fascinating about these types of discussions is the moral judgment against the illegal worker. What about the employers?????????

    Employers have the ability to STOP illegal immigration with one simple commitment. All they have to do is stop hiring.

    But it's business we give the breaks to and the illegal migrant who gets all the blame. It's never business' fault. For anything.

  13. Well as long as the pornslappers are allowed to operate, Las Vegas will continue to have a supply of illegals coming and going to hand the cards, fliers, and papers to visitors......

  14. I personally don't mind anyone coming here legally as long as they follow the rule of law in this country. It's too bad that a few ruin it for the majority.