The immigration plan proposed by the so-called “Gang of Eight” in the U.S. Senate, of which Marco Rubio is a leader, allows illegal immigrants to stay in their jobs, rather than demand that the government enforce the law and encourage them to return to their home countries.
As part of the gang’s efforts, labor and business leaders are negotiating a new program to bring in more immigrants to fill “lesser-skilled” jobs. Yet the employment situation in Florida remains bleak for U.S. citizens with no education beyond high school. These less-educated citizens are the most likely to compete for jobs with illegal immigrants.
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