Saturday, October 6, 2012

Eight million illegal immigrants were in the workforce in 2010

From January 2009 to September 2012, foreign-born employment rose 1.496 million, or by 6.9% while native-born employment fell by 0.743 million, or by -0.6%. Since Obama took office, native-born job losses are about half the immigrant job gains. Put differently, during the Obama era one native worker has been displaced per every two foreign-born workers added to the U.S. workforce. Over the past 12 months, the foreign-born population of working age rose more than three-times faster than the corresponding native-born population — 3.9% versus 1.1%. That’s consistent with the notion that Obama’s Administrative Amnesty is beginning to intensify competition faced by American workers — functioning like an inverted immigration moratorium, exactly the opposite of what public policy should be doing.

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