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Jobs Americans won't do

Claim:

There are jobs that Americans won't do

Summary:

Misleading; anti-American; ideologically corrupt

There is no such thing.

Citations:

George W Bush
Publication date: 2004-12-20T00:00:00
Publication name: Washington Times
Additional: James G. Lakely
Quote:

"We want our Border Patrol agents chasing, you know, crooks and thieves and drug-runners and terrorists, not good-hearted people who are coming here to work... And therefore, it makes sense to allow the good-hearted people who are coming here to do jobs that Americans won't do a legal way to do so. And providing that legal avenue, it takes the pressure off the border."

John McCain
Publication date: 2006-4-14T00:00:00
Source's job title: senator
Source's organization: US senator (R - AZ)
Publication name: Lou Dobbs Tonight (Aired April 13, 2006)
Publication name 2: Application for Employment
Additional: Lou Dobbs Project USA
Quote:

Of all those advocating a guest worker amnesty program, few are as outspoken as Senator John McCain. We have reported here how the senator told leering construction workers that there are plenty of jobs that Americans won't and can't do.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
I caught this on Lou Dobbs tonight:
[quote]
SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R), ARIZONA: My friends, I'll offer anybody here $50 an hour if you'll go pick lettuce in Yuma this season and pick for whole season. So -- OK?
Sign up. OK. When you sign up -- you sign up, and you'll be there for the whole season. The whole season, OK? Not just one day. Because you can't do it, my friend. Sign up.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
DOBBS: Can't do it, eh? Well, Project USA has made it possible for to you apply for one of those $50 an hour McCain and company lettuce picking jobs. In response to the question, "Are you qualified?" You can check, "Yes, I am an American," "Yes, I am an illegal alien," or, "Yes, I'm a qualified engineer interested in automating lettuce picking, and thanks to the H1-B cheap human import program you support, I'm unemployed, too."

Karl Rove
Publication date: 2006-1-26T00:00:00
Publication name: Freedom Folks
Quote:

"...I think the Senate is likely to tackle the issue in a more comprehensive fashion, and not only look at border security, but also look at the issue of a guest worker program as a way to relieve the pressure on our border, so that whatever technology and manpower and resources we've got on the border are concentrated on the border, with fewer people trying to come across because we have got a program to match willing worker with willing employer for jobs that Americans won't do. But we'll see..."

Michael Chertoff
Publication date: 2005-12-1T00:00:00
Source's job title: Secretary
Source's organization: Department of Homeland Security
Publication name: GovExec
Additional: Chris Strohm
Quote:

"If we don't have a temporary worker program, I think it's going to be extraordinarily difficult to ask our Border Patrol agents and our ICE agents to stem the tide that is driven by a huge economic engine of employers looking for people who can work [in jobs that] won't be done by Americans," Chertoff told reporters during a briefing on the administration's Border Security Initiative.