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Trump’s DHS Pick Aided in Bush Hurricane Katrina Response, Let 30K Illegal Aliens Take US Jobs

Article publisher: 
Breitbart
Article date: 
October 21, 2017
Article category: 
National News
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President Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Kirstjen Nielsen, was at the center of a plan that allowed thousands of illegal aliens to come to the United States to take coveted American blue-collar jobs from hundreds of thousands of citizens who had lost their livelihood in the historic natural disaster.

In 2005, as President George W. Bush‘s special assistant for prevention, preparedness, and response, Nielsen was part of a team — known as the Homeland Security Council — inside the administration that aided in responding to Hurricane Katrina, including decisions to temporarily dismantle pro-American worker laws.

For instance, while Nielsen was a part of the Katrina response team in the Bush administration, Bush’s DHS suspended sanctions for employers who willingly hire illegal aliens. Additionally, Bush waved the 1931 Davis-Bacon Act, which mandated that federal contractors pay workers the average regional wage.

Bush’s easing of labor laws was followed by an aftermath effort that allowed an estimated 30,000 illegal aliens to not only flood the Gulf Coast after Katrina but also to take thousands of American blue-collar jobs that would have otherwise gone to impacted working-class Americans...