We keep hearing from our political leaders that there are too many immigrants taking jobs away from American citizens.

Based on this, there should be some evidence that American citizens are actually looking for work. As a local employer who has posted position openings for the past six months on five job sites, I have not seen any attempt by American citizens to really find work.

Some have scheduled interviews, without showing up; a few have been offered jobs, but failed to show up. Both groups did not have the courtesy or character to call to say they found something better.

My suspicion is that these citizens are applying for jobs to qualify for unemployment benefits. But I’d like to know how to find the citizens our leaders are “protecting” … there are “we are hiring” signs all over town!

Michael Feldman, Salt Lake City