Name: Ronald Paul Kabat
District: House – CA 20
1. There are approximately 12 million illegal aliens currently residing in the United States, many taking jobs from unemployed Americans. Will you oppose or support legislation that would grant any form of work authorization to illegal aliens?
A: Oppose -California State University recently released a report starting that 10% of ALL California jobs are being filled by individuals who are here illegally. As a C.P.A., I extracted the non-farm jobs by using labor information from the CSU report, FAIR and CA E.D.D. Labor Market Statistics. My findings are that our CA Unemployment rate would be -0-% and an additional 338,000 jobs go unfilled if we got those jobs to unemployed citizens. This would also create a labor shortage in CA which would economically force employers to have to give higher starting wages.
If an Executive Order is issued to grant jobs to illegal workers, then our unemployed California citizens will be condemned to an unemployed status. There will be no ‘Social Justice’ for their families or the harms caused from a future insolvency.
It is extremely important that every UNEMPLOYED CITIZEN vote this November knowing the aforementioned information.
2. Each year the United States gives legal permanent residency (green cards) to another 1 million immigrants who often fill jobs at lower wages. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of immigrants (legal permanent residents/green card holders) admitted each year to the U.S.?
A: Oppose - My answer to question #1 also applies to why I answered ‘Oppose’ to this question.
3. Despite growing welfare rolls and chronic youth joblessness, the United States admits over 700,000 guest workers annually to work in numerous professions. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of guest workers admitted each year to the U.S.?
A: Oppose - I am not opposed to offering an invitation to a limited number of STEM graduate students who are currently in our universities. However, we have to weigh the quality of the STEM non-U.S. students and the number of unemployed STEM U.S. citizens (regardless of age) who are being kept unemployed because some large, international corporations want to promote open borders coupled with low wages.