Federal immigration officials predict that up to 200,000 Haitians could apply for Temporary Protected Status, which would keep them from being deported. Applications will be accepted starting Thursday.So let me get this straight. We are looking at 13% unemployment, and now the Obama administration is going to let 200,000 Haitians into the US to find work. And what kind of work are they going to find?
Are these Haitians doctors, engineers, skilled laborers, nurses, or accountants? What are they? And if they have some kind of skill, shouldn't they be in Haiti rebuilding the place???
UPDATE: 1-21-2010 12:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surprising jump in first-time claims for unemployment aid sent a painful reminder Thursday that jobs remain scarce six months into the economic recovery.
The surge in last week's claims deflated hopes among some analysts that the economy would produce a net gain in jobs in January and help fuel the recovery.