Saturday, February 7, 2015

Since the recession began in December 2007, foreign-born workers have experienced a net increase in employment, while U.S.-born workers have experienced a net loss

Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal that since the start of the recession in 2007 — which is said to have ended in June 2009 — the number of foreign workers employed in the United States rose by 1.7 million. In December 2007, the number of foreign-born workers was 22,810,000; by January 2009, the number had increased to 24,553,000. Meanwhile, the number of American-born workers employed decreased by 1.5 million, from 123,524,000 to 121,999,000. The numbers come as Congress continues to debate a Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill that would defund Obama’s executive amnesty, which has opened the door for millions of illegal immigrants to legally work in the United States.

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