Foreign Workers Continue to Gain Jobs at a Higher Rate than the Native-born

The Pew Hispanic Center has released a new report that found that “Foreign-born workers are…experiencing a faster rate of growth in employment than native-born workers.” This continues a trend that began at the start of the economic “recovery” in June 2009, and it highlights the fact that our immigration system is operating to the detriment of American workers.

Given the influence of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other special interest groups that push for an increased immigration level, it should surprise no one that even in the midst of the worst unemployment America has seen in the past 30 years, our government continues to admit millions of foreign workers every year, with some politicians campaigning for even higher levels of admissions – Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Scott Brown (R-Mass.) being the latest.

While not surprising, it is troubling, and Pew’s findings highlight just how empty all the rhetoric is about the strength of the American economy. According to Pew, “Although the recovery added 3 million jobs from 2009 to 2011, that was merely sufficient to keep pace with the growth in the working-age population since 2009. From 2007 to 2009, the recession created a shortfall of about 11 million jobs and that gap is still largely present.” Most disturbing is that the employment level for immigrant workers is back to its pre-recession level, while the employment level for native-born workers is 4.8 million below what was at the end of 2007.

In the run-up to the 2012 election, there is going to be a lot of talk about how important various issues are to voters. The economy, jobs, and immigration are going to be included on most lists. But these three things are inextricably connected, and FAIR is going to continue to remind American voters of that fact as we head into November.

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      how can we stop illegals?? don’t hire them..if there are no jobs for them, maybe they won’t come..fine employers heavily for hiring them!

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    Ana Zuniga-Maus on

    Yes, employers have more flexibility with foreign workers, as they don’t complain when they are abused, in fear to lose their jobs. Americans need to wise up and demand this nonsense to stop, because both parties like to cater to their big contributors, big businesses. Unfortunately neither one cares about the unemployed Americans here.

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    Foreign workers are gaining jobs at a faster rate because once they come here they deliberately keep Americans out ofjobs because they cant compete with us. Then they go whine to congress they cant find enough qualified American workers. Stop the invasion.

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    If you say Bullsh*t enough times it will be a economic headline in the WSJ, and every financial magazine, and T.V. show. But it’s still Bullsh*t. And by the way it always stinks!

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    chuck shumer,scott brown,harry reid, dianne feinstien,barbara boxer, obama are all traitors and communist to the native born when it comes to jobs, not too long ago they would have been jailed for this. lets not forget the mexicans who are the biggest racists around, they are worse than white people, they do overrun oriental neighborhoods,black, white, doesnt matter its just all about them. oh ya im mexican

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