U.S. employers have reported more than a million job cuts so far this year, just a few thousand short of the 2005 total, according to new reports. But a spokeswoman for the White House says citizens shouldn't look for a crackdown on illegal aliens who may still be working.
The issue arose today at the presidential press briefing, where Les Kinsolving, WND's correspondent at the White House, tried to ask a question:
"Since so many American citizens have been laid off their jobs, I wanted to ask, how long before the federal government begins an unprecedented drive to apprehend and deport those law-breaking illegal aliens who hold, …" he began.
"All right, that will do it," said White House spokeswoman Dana Perino.
Kinsolving finished, "…so many U.S. jobs and receive many U.S. government benefits?"
"Look, you know how I feel about immigration," Perino said. "We've talked about it before. The president has put in strong interior enforcement measures, but we also think that we should have a compassionate side to the United States and to think about putting in place a temporary worker program so that we can help safeguard our economy, but also help those individuals."
According to an Agence France-Presse report, the private sector in the U.S. lost an estimated 250,000 jobs just in November. The information from the ADP National Employment Report said it was the largest decline in six years.
The report said the "grim" job figures were just the latest highlight of what it described as weakening economic activity nationwide.
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