September 4, 2012, - 2:11 pm

“Real Victims” of Weak Obama Jobs Market: Saudi Muslim Aliens on Student Visas – Detroit Free Press

By Debbie Schlussel

You know who “the real victims” of America’s poor economy and weak jobs market are? Not Americans. Muslims. Muslim Aliens from Saudi Arabia, according to the mainstream media. That’s the new narrative of the Obamaconomy, according to the Detroit Free Pressistan. It reminds me of the same crap we keep being told about how Muslims are “the real victims” of 9/11 rather than what they actually are–the real perpetrators. It also reminds me of the old joke in which G-d tells the world’s leaders he will destroy the world the following day. The Detroit Free Press headline would be, “World to end tomorrow. Muslims hardest hit.”


Unemployed? Don’t Worry. The Real Victims Are Muslim Aliens from Saudi Arabia

As Clint Eastwood noted in his very funny (and wrongly derided) empty chair routine at the Republican National Convention, one of the tragedies of the Obamaconomy is that 23 million Americans are unemployed. And, so, yesterday, as organized labor (which helped put a lot of those Americans out of jobs by making those jobs too costly) celebrated Labor Day in Detroit, the Detroit Free Press reminded us what Labor Day was all about: finding jobs for Saudi Arabian Muslims here on student visas, who should be going home, not taking jobs from American citizens. While tens of millions of American citizens are out of work, yesterday’s Detroit Free Press cover story gave us a sob story about Laith Alsunni, a college graduate who is still living in the Detroit area on a student visa, despite graduating college months ago. The Freep reported on a job fair and played a violin for Alsunni’s “plight.” Look at the ridiculous caption accompanying the photo from the hard copy of yesterday’s paper (both of which are strangely missing from the online version of the story).

No Tears for Laith Al-Sunni

As you read this absurdity, note that Mr. Alsunni’s LinkedIn account lists several positions of employment working on movies subsidized by the Michigan Film Tax Credit (which was put into place to generate jobs for Michigan citizens, not aliens). If he worked for pay, that’s generally a violation of student visa conditions, which prohibit working (because we don’t want aliens taking jobs from Americans). And Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be looking into it (but probably won’t under the Obama ICE).

Laith Alsunni said he needed to find a job in 25 days. If not, he’ll have to leave the U.S. under the terms of his visa.

The 26-year-old Saudi Arabian graduated from Lawrence Technological University in May. Information technology is his desired field.

“I’ve been looking for different jobs, I’ve been looking for a job for a year and a half,” said Alsunni, who lives in Southfield. “I’m kind of depressed.”

Awwww. So sad, too bad. Start packin’ Laith. Yalla. Aleikum Salaam. And don’t let the door hit ya on the way out.

Unfortunately, plenty of Mr. Alsunni’s fellow co-religionists in similar circumstances overstay their visas and never go home. And ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) never looks for or finds them, nor do we track them.

Let’s see if Alsunni actually leaves America when he’s supposed to.

While the article claimed that a weak jobs rate may be our “new normal,” the job market should always be weak for aliens from the extremist Muslim world.

It’s bad enough that far too many of them come here in droves to mine our education and technology. But when they’re done with classes, it’s time for them to leave.

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26 Responses

Every time I see some sob story about an illegal alien and how he’s working so hard I wish they would show the American that didn’t get that job.
I wonder how many of the foreclosed homes we see everywhere are in that condition because the American that lived there lost his job to an illegal alien that agreed to work for half of his wages.
Also probably now working for cash some no taxes are paid.

But now the unemployed American is dependent upon government handouts to survive and the illegal alien is on his way to voting illegally.
And of course, he’ll vote Democrat.
The once proud American having been reduced to dependency will now vote Democrat.
So the Democrats have what they want, destruction, but they have power.
And power is all they want, not what’s best for anybody or the country.

smg45acp on September 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm

It could be worse though. At least he’s interested in information technology, not studying to be a pilot.

Little Al on September 4, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Will someone please explain to me how intelligent adults (I don’t care about any political or ideological affiliation) can discuss foreigners here on STUDENT visas not being able to find a job in this economy?

I_AM_ME on September 4, 2012 at 3:20 pm

It’s too bad that the article didn’t mention the Detroit Riots in 1967, because they destroyed the city forever.

The people in the article need to blame their parents/grandparents for their plight,

Hopefully Mr. Alsunni is not sponging off the taxpayers for food stamps, welfare, or student loan forgiveness.

Little Al on September 4, 2012 at 3:26 pm

i wonder if students in other countries are permitted to work on their student visa?

kirche on September 4, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Waaaaaaa! Man up and go home, camel jock. The next picture we will probably see of this asswipe will be of him burning a U.S. flag in some street demonstration or on a terrorist wanted poster.

RT on September 4, 2012 at 4:45 pm

This man is one anchor baby away from permanent residency.

Jonathan E Grant on September 4, 2012 at 4:47 pm


    Call it Obama’s Muslim Aliens Jobs Misery Index!

    NormanF on September 4, 2012 at 9:49 pm

A student visa is not a work permit. It is time to return home once you have finished your studies. This Muslim self-pity is morbid and disgusting.

Worry01 on September 4, 2012 at 4:57 pm

“While the article claimed that a weak jobs rate may be our “new normal,” the job market should always be weak for aliens from the extremist Muslim world.”

Well stated.

Brava, Debbie!

DS_ROCKS! on September 4, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Harry Callahan was great and very funny AND got in several points Obama and his worshippers didn’t appreciate – ie – holder some idiot wanting trial in nyc, obama flip-flop, per anti-romney cmmercials he made – maybe not a nice guy after all, time to let him go, etc

betting websites still have obama as 2 to 5 fav or bet $100 to win $40

or bet romney at 2.75 to 1 or bet $100 to win $175

romney is a huge overlay RIGHT NOW

bob on September 4, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Wait, hold the phone a minute. Is Schlussel *seriously* trying to tell us that Messr. Al-Sunni *isn’t* in school so he can get a job picking grapes or cleaning hotel rooms? Pfft, anyone who watches the news for a minute can tell you that immigrants *only* take the jobs that Americans don’t want, right? Right?

Once again, Romney has left his “captive,” anybody-but-Obama voters out in the cold on a vital issue. Virgil Goode, on the other hand, has correctly said that it is the height of stupidity to keep admitting immigrants when the unemployment numbers are so high. Ending all immigration – legal and illegal – is his signature issue. Now that the primaries are over, Romney can’t be bothered to utter even a peep on the issue.

Statusmonkey on September 4, 2012 at 6:36 pm

This freak will stay. He inoculated himself by openly talking about his “plight”.

The Gubmint only comes down hard on those who pay their way thru’ the process.

In cold, old Boston the so-called “relatives” of Obama-Putin are staying put even thou’ under the law both Auntie Zeituni and drunken’ old, Uncle Omar Obango should be drop-kicked out of the USA with “Uncle Sam’s” largest boot. Drunken’ Uncle Omar even gets rights to drive with an illegal license.

(And the tax-payers will be paying for the sex-change of a convicted wife murderer here. Welcome to Liberal-land. Where what JEG said comes true in living colour!

Skunky on September 4, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Skunky, if I tried to overstay a student visa in the E.U. in order to find a job, I would be deported and banned without further argument. Junior needs to get on a plane and return home.

    Worry01 on September 5, 2012 at 4:15 am

Woah! That photo of Alsunni freaked me out. Remember that movie the “Exorcist” from the 70s? Well, the book was even scarier than the movie. On the book cover is a super creepy looking Arab man’s face twisting upward in a plume of reddish-black smoke. The face looks like Alsunni. Erie.

nobama on September 4, 2012 at 8:12 pm


Debbie are you in a good mood today? All of your posts have some good humor attached to them. “No dolla, holla” never heard that one.

nobama on September 4, 2012 at 8:18 pm

If the guy manages to get a job, taking it from an American, he will be able to convert his Student visa to one that permits him to work there so he will not be an illegal. It’s a back door.

Italkit on September 4, 2012 at 9:36 pm

They are lamenting not merely Muslims, but Saudi Muslims – among the richest Muslims on earth – not finding jobs in the West? Have they started chewing khat?

This is a country, which along w/ its neighbors and fellow members of OPEC, has been a recipient of $1,000,000,000,000 since 1973. Any normal country that had that sort of a guaranteed flow of cash from a single income source that is safe would have done all it could to be world leaders in several disciplines – be it entrepreneurship, engineering, education and a whole lot of others. Such a country could have easily rivalled US, Japan, Australia and a whole host of Western Countries. It’s worth noting that in the 50s, South Korea had a far lower per capita income than Egypt. Today, South Korea is amongst the leading industrialized countries, while Egypt is still a third world cesspit. And South Korea didn’t have oil, or any of the things that made the Arabian countries so rich.

And we’re not even talking here about a capitalist country when it comes to Saudi Arabia: we are talking about a state-owned command economy, where the country’s only product – oil – is run by Saudi Aramco, which is fully owned by the Saudi government since the 70s. Yeah, they’ve been subsidizing their citizens, but rather than train them to be competant in various disciplines and make that country one that rivals any Western country, all they do is peddle Islam, finance Jihad and import people from first world countries to do the jobs they can’t do, and from third world countries to do the jobs they won’t do. In return, they treat their third world guest workers as slave labor, often creating headaches for their home countries. As for their citizens, all they can do is compartmentalize them on gender grounds, crack down on women for driving or going w/o male escorts, etc.

The Saudis who are in the US are not the geniuses even in their societies (the 9/11 hijackers were probably the best they had). Those who come to the US come on government grants, and are totally ill equipped for school – college basketball athletes are Einsteins compared to them. They pay other students to do their assignments, somehow get their degrees, if they do, and then either go back, or stay on and plan Jihad. The idea that Saudis have the skills to work in the US in the first place is laughable. Other Arabs are somewhat better, but not by much.

But if the Saudi Muslims are indeed the hardest hit by the US jobs crisis, then that’s actually the silver lining in this entire situation.

Infidel on September 5, 2012 at 1:35 am

    no, the hijackers are their morons, they blew themselves up-either they were dumb,they were suicidal, or they were smart enough to find a way out of Saudi Arabia for good. Remember Michael Schwartz, the guy who got zero years for spying for Saudi Arabia, while Jonathan Pollard got life! Funny joke, never mind, you’re right, besides their royals, who con their way into being our allies, you’re right, they ARE their smartest-and that’s just pathetic!

    Robyn on October 19, 2015 at 7:24 am

Its not the case for students coming from the Muslim countries only. It is the case for each student who graduate from our universities. Whether he was Saudi, Indian, Chinese, African or from Latin America etc…

john on September 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm

The article and these responses sadly show how uneducated and ignorant we Americans are. How can you say Muslims taking our jobs when Islam is not even a nationality. By the way, Islam is a religion just for your information.

There are American Muslims who have been here for several generations just like the rest of all Christian and Jewish Americans who came from different countries when the us was formed.

So please fellow Americans, educate yourself more before you let the whole world laugh at us because of our ignorance.

Dan McMillan on September 6, 2012 at 7:57 pm

WTF imagine them waiters, no thanks I won’t want feces in my meals. Those sand niggers should be brought to justice and smoked out of our country. I believe having them caged in a zoo would be good education for them LOL.

jack on September 7, 2012 at 5:58 am

It is totally understandable that unemployment and the reasons behind it are discussed. Also fine to express ones feelings about foreigners. I am however surprised and sad about the racist jokes I read in the comments, and I am sure what is said does not represent the point of view of the majority of Americans who have fought, and lead the fight for equality for decades.

A Saudi Arabian

A Saudi Arabian on September 7, 2012 at 12:37 pm

All I’m going to say is, I have a job, it didn’t take me any longer than any one else to find a job, and it have nothing to do with me being Muslim. Google me and you will see that if you really want to work you will find work.

Laith Alsunni on March 24, 2013 at 2:10 pm

this is very rude. Muslims are not aliens nor is anyone else. Islam is not a bad religion!!

dingdong on March 13, 2014 at 2:34 am

well, from how you are speaking you are making Islam sound like a bad religion and that is all that will be said from me.

dingdong on March 13, 2014 at 2:36 am

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