The BLS reports that, as of last month, there are 1.5 million fewer native-born Americans working than back in Nov. 2007, in contrast with the number of working immigrants which has increased by two million to-date.
“It is truly remarkable that since the 2007 recession, what net employment gains there have been went entirely to immigrants, while the number of native-born Americans working remains well below 2007 levels,” said Steven Camarota, CIS Director of Research. “This raises the question of whether it makes sense to continue to admit so many legal immigrants as well as to allow most illegal immigrants to stay.”
Wages Lowered by Influx, Harvard Economist Concludes
In addition, workers’ wages—across the board but especially in lower-wage industries—continue to decline. According to Harvard labor economist Dr. George Borjas, reduced wages can be attributed in part to the constant influx of largely lower-wage, lower-skilled foreign-born workers into the U.S.
“By unilaterally granting amnesty to nearly five million people, the President is inviting even more illegal immigration, which hurts working men and women who have entered the country legally and further strains state governments,” Sen. Cruz said at an amicus brief this week in support of a lawsuit brought by the State of Texas and 20 other states against the executive order.
Sessions: 3 Unemployed for Every Job Opening, 7-1 in Construction
“The White House has itself estimated that are three unemployed persons for each one job opening,”Sen. Jeff Sessions told the Senate Friday evening. “The Economic Policy Institute estimates that, in the construction industry, there are 7 unemployed persons for each available job opening.
See BLS data in full post: http://www.mrctv.org/blog/cis-report-all-net-employment-growth-went-immigrants-not-us-citizens
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