Today is June 8, and these are the stories I am following:
1-A college professor in Georgia is drawing criticism for his online comments about illegal immigrants, including his contention that people in the U.S. illegally can be a drain on the nation’s economy.
“If you are going to reward illegal immigrants, there will be more illegal immigrants,” Fang Zhou, an associate professor of history at Georgia Gwinnett College near Atlanta, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I have concerns about him teaching those things in a classroom,” Bee Nguyen, a Democrat, told the Journal-Constitution. She noted that nearly 70 percent of the college’s students are either African-American, Asian or Hispanic, and planned to write to college officials to formally complain about Zhou, who is Asian himself.
DML: The liberals prefer he lie and push the false narrative. Instead of the BS about “illegals doing the jobs Americans don’t want to do, perhaps the liberals would prefer this Asian professor start a new narrative. How about illegals learn the stuff American students don’t want to learn.”
2-The U.S. has reached an agreement with Mexico that heads off the start of tariffs on Monday. The deal, announced by President Trump via tweet on Friday night, is said to include plans to return migrants seeking asylum to Mexico, where they will remain until their claims can be processed.
DML: Follow the money, and you’ll see this deal leads back to the US Chamber of Commerce and the Koch Brothers.
3-The U.S. economy added just 75,000 jobs in May, fewer than the 175,000 economists were expecting. Unemployment held at 3.6%, a 50-year low, the Labor Department said Friday. Job growth screeched to a near halt at a time when every scrap of data is seen as make-or-break by people watching for cracks in the current period of economic expansion, which is on pace to be the longest in U.S. history.
DML: Do not fret, the Labor Dept does not track new hires who are illegally here in the US. You can probably add another 100,000 to that economic number. All is OK in hiring cheap labor.