When it comes to border enforcement and protecting American workers, the Democratic presidential candidates are abject failures – so says an immigration reduction advocacy organization.
When Senator Lindsey Graham dropped out of the GOP presidential race last week, he was the only Republican scoring an "F" on the recently updated Worker Protection Immigration Grade Cards published by Numbers USA. Now the only presidential hopefuls sporting "failing" grades are Democrats: frontrunner Hillary Clinton has an "F" while Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley have "F-minuses."
"They've made it very clear that citizens of other countries take precedence over American citizens when it comes to American jobs," says Roy Beck, founder and president of Numbers USA. "They are going to do everything possible to move as many foreign workers into this country as possible."
Beck continues, saying the Democrats' support of bringing Muslim refugees to the U.S. is also misguided because those displaced people aren't in any danger living in refugee camps.
"If you insist on spending more money on settling one refugee here than on providing safety and healthcare and food to 12 refugees in the [Middle East] region, it's because you want them to get work permits so they can take jobs from Americans," he argues.
Three Republicans on the Numbers USA grade cards carry nearly failing grades: John Kasich and Marco Rubio ("D" grade) and Carly Fiorina ("D-plus"). (See earlier related article)