Obama promised job program for Americans – gives it to refugees instead!!


The Jazz Shaw over at Hot Air noticed something that probably won’t be reported in the media at all.

Months ago the Obama administration promised a jobs program to help Americans find employment:

The Summer Opportunity Project is a multi-agency effort in partnership with the National Summer Learning Association and other collaborators to provide support to communities. The Project aims to significantly increase the percentage of youth in evidence-based summer opportunity programs, decrease the percentage of youth experiencing violence over the summer, and—more broadly—make sure that young Americans have the support they need to get their first job.

But with the sleight-of-hand we’ve come to expect from Obama, the funds are being directed to help refugees find jobs instead:

Utica is among 11 communities nationwide that will share $21 million in grants for summer jobs programs aimed at helping disadvantaged youth, the White House and U.S. Department of Labor said Monday.

Utica will receive almost $2 million to help 400 students in the city’s refugee population receive summer work experience and part-time jobs the rest of the year, White House officials said.

The Utica students also will receive tutoring in English and math as part of the New Americans Career Pathways Project.

The federal money is part of the Summer Opportunity Project launched by the White House in February.

Now look, let’s be reasonable – if we want immigrants to be successful here, they might need some help. BUT, as many surveys show, immigrants are more likely than native-born Americans to stay dependent on welfare, and not just use it to eventually become self-sufficient. AND I doubt most Americans want resources that were promised for Americans to go to refugees. Many don’t want refugees here at ALL!! But wherever you fall in that debate, you won’t see this being reported except in right wing blogs…


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