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Offline mrclose

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Study Finds ALL New Jobs Went to Immigrants
« on: June 27, 2014, 08:37:18 PM »
Oh well .. Just keep the doors open! :beer:

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A shocking new report from the Center for Immigration Studies claims to prove that every single new job created in America for the last fourteen years has gone to immigrants, legal and illegal. This would fly in the face of those who claim that immigration is an economic boon to native born Americans:

The CIS report found that over the last 14 years, people who were born in the United States held 114.8 million jobs in 2000, and held 114.7 million jobs in 2014, a drop of 127,000.

But it’s an entirely different picture for immigrants — 5.7 million more jobs were held by immigrants in the U.S. in 2014 compared to 2000.

Immigration advocates often say that immigrants don’t supplant jobs for Americans, that they do jobs Americans won’t, but if that were the case, there would be more jobs of both, instead of a loss for native born Americans.

“All of the net increase in employment went to immigrants in the last 14 years partly because, even before the Great Recession, immigrants were gaining a disproportionate share of jobs relative to their share of population growth,” the report found. “In addition, natives’ losses were somewhat greater during the recession and immigrants have recovered more quickly from it.”

Now there are all sorts of complicated reasons why this would be the case – immigrants are more willing to relocate to places where there are more jobs, they take lower wage jobs which are more in abundance in a weak economy, and they also have much fewer unemployment insurance options, so they’re more likely to pursue jobs than native born citizens who can rely on social services.

Even so, as many advocate for “comprehensive immigration reform,” America must demand from their representatives an answer to this question – if immigrants are taking all new jobs under the current broken system, why shouldn’t we expect it to get worse with an amnesty bill that rewards illegal immigrants crossing our border?


http://www.ijreview.com/2014/06/151402-took-jobs-study-finds-new-jobs-went-immigrants/

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Re: Study Finds ALL New Jobs Went to Immigrants
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2014, 08:53:07 PM »
Somehow I seriously doubt that.

Of all of the employees my company has hired, only one was an immigrant.  He also became a US citizen while working for us.  He was hired for one simple reason, he was the best applicant for the job.
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Re: Study Finds ALL New Jobs Went to Immigrants
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2014, 09:55:47 PM »
Somehow I seriously doubt that.

Of all of the employees my company has hired, only one was an immigrant.  He also became a US citizen while working for us.  He was hired for one simple reason, he was the best applicant for the job.

You did see where it says net increase and legal immigrant didn't you?

It did not say Every hire or All illegals.

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Re: Study Finds ALL New Jobs Went to Immigrants
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2014, 10:33:30 PM »
You did see where it says net increase and legal immigrant didn't you?

It did not say Every hire or All illegals.

Since I've been there, we've had a net increase of 5 employees.  It would have been a lot more, but we lost everyone in Oklahoma when we lost one of our biggest clients due to some underhanded dealings (the school board president steered the new contract to a company run by his brother-in-law) and the other basically stopped buying all AV and IT products due to budget cuts.  Since we never did non-gov/edu business in Oklahoma like we do in Texas, that pretty much killed our business up there.

That said, I still do not think that every new job has gone to either an immigrant or illegal.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2014, 10:34:48 PM by Atomic Cow »
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

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