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While Americans Lost Jobs, All Employment Growth Went to Immigrants
Frontpage Mag ^ | 06/28/2014 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 06/28/2014 7:46:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

1 million immigrants a year isn’t enough for the cheap votes/cheap labor lobby. Their Super-Amnesty is determined to legalize another 12 million illegal aliens and import millions more using amnesty as a magnet.

The current border crisis is only a small part of what will happen should Congress pass Super-Amnesty.

Advocates of Super-Amnesty claim that immigration is an engine of job growth. It’s not. Cheap labor just undercuts the middle class while cheap votes passes the social welfare bill to that same middle class.

All Employment Growth Since 2000 Went to Immigrants – Number of U.S.-born not working grew by 17 million

Government data show that since 2000 all of the net gain in the number of working-age (16 to 65) people holding a job has gone to immigrants (legal and illegal). This is remarkable given that native-born Americans accounted for two-thirds of the growth in the total working-age population. Though there has been some recovery from the Great Recession, there were still fewer working-age natives holding a job in the first quarter of 2014 than in 2000, while the number of immigrants with a job was 5.7 million above the 2000 level.

This is just an intro to an extended report at the Center for Immigration Studies.

What we’re seeing here is the impact of the globalized open borders approach. Cheap labor drives down wages at one end while at the other end, cheap votes push social welfare to compensate for the low wages.

Americans are losing their jobs to cheap labor and losing their money to cheap votes.

The Obama economy has mainly created low wage jobs. A sizable percentage of them are basically McDonald’s jobs. It’s not surprising that immigrants vacuumed those up.

The worst impact of that was on young African-American men whose unemployment rates are terrible. But it extends beyond that. Cheap labor locks young Americans out of entry level jobs. They never move up the ladder because they can’t even reach the bottom of the ladder.

An entire generation is being locked out of the labor market by cheap labor and cheap votes.

Super-Amnesty will kill the ability of generations to come to find work. It will expand ghettos and inflict misery on tens of millions of Americans.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; economy; immigration; invasion; jobs; mexico; unemployment

1 posted on 06/28/2014 7:46:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

OH, but...but...but...dontcha know that immigrants create a quarter of all new business startups, the ones that create the most jobs.

/s


2 posted on 06/28/2014 7:55:22 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: SeekAndFind

Illegals absolutely obliterated construction jobs in New York, even road work. All Mexicans doing road work now in New York city. They say in New York city black unemployment is as high as 55% because of illegals, and what was communist Bill De Blasios plan? Give illegals IDs....

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-new-york-identification-20140626,0,5410891.story

Good though, one of the reasons I moved out of that cesspool of a state was the constant constant voting in of liberal pukes like De Blasio. Now all those who did can live on the street and pick through the garbage cans while they watch all the illegals doing the jobs they could be doing.


3 posted on 06/28/2014 7:55:28 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: SeekAndFind; kabar; Liz

Kabar posted some interesting charts on this, the other day.

Not only are immigrants taking the jobs, but they’re also getting the lion’s share of welfare bennies. Woo hoo!

It’s an 0bamaNation!


4 posted on 06/28/2014 7:58:28 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Disgusting. So, what does this force the blacks who’ve lost their jobs to illegals to do?


5 posted on 06/28/2014 8:01:14 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

State construction job wages are set at Davis-Bacon rates so what advantage is there in giving these jobs to one group over another? Why would an employer hire an illegal over a citizen if everything else were equal - i.e. quality of work, rate of pay?

The community where I live is getting new roofing and all the workers I see are latino looking. However, this is a non-union job so I imagine they’re working for less money.


6 posted on 06/28/2014 8:02:51 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: logi_cal869

To be clear, my comment, though sarcastic, is what’s being peddled around here in support of this garbage, presumably by GOPers...

http://www.kauffman.org/what-we-do/resources/entrepreneurship-policy-digest/the-economic-case-for-welcoming-immigrant-entrepreneurs

(oh...and ‘half’, not ‘quarter’. My mistake)


7 posted on 06/28/2014 8:05:32 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: SeekAndFind

The US chamber of commerce wants it both ways:
amnesty (SEE: “comprehensive immigration reform”) for their members’ veteran illegals who can’t move on but have learned English & the lay of the land—and want your job;
and, no change in lax border enforcement so they can then recruit another generation of frightened, tractable, hardworking/non-complaining, low-paid slaves—to take your kid’s job.

In other words, they have no desire to “fix our broken immigration system”, none at al. They’re just shucking us when they say that. “We’ve gotta fix our broken immigration system!” Barbara Streisand! They want amnesty, period.
They like things just the way they are (except for wanting amnesty) at least for another ten or twenty years when we will have twice as many demanding the same damned `reform’. (And if you believe the figure “12 million,” I’ve got a bridge for sale ...)

In sum, this why we’re at an impasse with these rats. All Americans ask is that our southwestern border be secured first, then we can talk `reform’, maybe; and this isn’t unreasonable considering the problem.
They flatly refuse to defend our borders from invasion: they want more wave of illegals. And more `reform’ in the future. So to hell with that, and to hell with them!
Rant finito


8 posted on 06/28/2014 8:22:21 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: logi_cal869

US citizens have been fighting the battle of immigrants taking jobs for eons.....obviously Congress and Representatives of hear but have failed time and again to act on behalf of the American people on this issue.

Now there are so many foreigners voting, they will do nothing which will create uprisings or threatening to the votes they want to retain their seats.

Our Congress operates fully now as a “Campaigning” site....all about the next election and keeping THEIR jobs.


9 posted on 06/28/2014 8:25:56 AM PDT by caww
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To: logi_cal869
Liberal elites give big bucks to keep cheap labor crashing into the United States. They want the middle class begging...

Liberal elites also make ‘student loans’ and raise tuition - with the biggest joke on the middle class at the end... The best jobs go to ‘immigrants’... they work cheaper and ask for less... You're ‘graduate’? Out of luck.

Liberal elites dumbed down colleges so they could pull in more students - kids who couldn't read their diplomas... That made the value of a US college degree closer to what a high school diploma used to be... while charging 50 times as much... Liberal elites - destroy the middle class ...

10 posted on 06/28/2014 8:28:45 AM PDT by GOPJ (“REMEMBER MISSISSIPPI!”)
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To: logi_cal869
Liberal elites give big bucks to keep cheap labor crashing into the United States. They want the middle class begging...

Liberal elites also make ‘student loans’ and raise tuition - with the biggest joke on the middle class at the end... The best jobs go to ‘immigrants’... they work cheaper and ask for less... You're ‘graduate’? Out of luck.

Liberal elites dumbed down colleges so they could pull in more students - kids who couldn't read their diplomas... That made the value of a US college degree closer to what a high school diploma used to be... while charging 50 times as much... Liberal elites - destroying the middle class ...

11 posted on 06/28/2014 8:29:35 AM PDT by GOPJ (“REMEMBER MISSISSIPPI!”)
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope the unions are taking note.


12 posted on 06/28/2014 8:32:20 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: SeekAndFind

Reconquista is just rolling along. (The true horror being Americans simply seem not to care-”Careless” if you please!)


13 posted on 06/28/2014 8:33:50 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SeekAndFind
Americans are losing their jobs to cheap labor and losing their money to cheap votes.

I look at it the other way around. I don't see millions of Americans living on the street completely destitute, so I see this as a case where maybe Americans are importing large numbers of slave workers to help support a standard of living that we can't afford ourselves.

14 posted on 06/28/2014 8:34:27 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("What in the wide, wide world of sports is goin' on here?")
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To: logi_cal869

Citizens have no incentive to work, the welfare state provides them with big screen TV’s, cell phones and food stamps, all part of the engineered decline of America.


15 posted on 06/28/2014 8:39:02 AM PDT by Amish with an attitude
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To: Aria

Well I’m just relaying what I am seeing: Construction workers constantly protesting at construction sites for using non-union workers, and the construction guys who are working looking VERY Mexican, same with the road work. Being that it’s New York which is corrupt as hell, I would imagine they just ignore that Davis-Bacon rate. If you live in New York city, ever see those giant inflatable rats all over the place? That’s construction unions protesting, they are ALL over the place.

http://fort-greene.thelocal.nytimes.com/2009/04/28/labor-unrest-at-pratt/


16 posted on 06/28/2014 8:45:35 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Jane Long

It doesn’t force them to do anything, they are so absolutely and utterly brainwashed they’ll keep voting for the same far leftist Democrats over and over especially if they are hanging by a thread financially, they’ll keep voting for the leftists who promise them welfare and food stamps.


17 posted on 06/28/2014 8:48:01 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is there anything the average US citizen can do to fight this?


18 posted on 06/28/2014 8:49:17 AM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Bingo!

They’ll just take in (more?) welfare and sit back and let the illegals do the heavy lifting.

Sad....because when you take away a person’s ability to provide and be responsible for themselves...they (the majority) become complacent and uninspired.

Another Dem goal achieved. >sigh<


19 posted on 06/28/2014 8:57:40 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: SeekAndFind; GeronL

Always good to have government as your employer


20 posted on 06/28/2014 9:09:48 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: The Great RJ

the unions are taking note and they are on board with amnesty. The unions are all about the dues and political clout. If they get amnesty they get increased due paying membership. Looking out for the average worker not so much.


21 posted on 06/28/2014 9:10:51 AM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: tumblindice

With its current leadership The US chamber of commerce is now in charge of crony capitalism. ANYTHING they support or advocate is WRONG by its very nature


22 posted on 06/28/2014 9:11:46 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“Illegals absolutely obliterated construction jobs in New York, even road work. All Mexicans doing road work now in New York city. They say in New York city black unemployment is as high as 55% because of illegals.”

Yet, the suicidal black voters continue to vote for the rats who are decimating their population with abortion.

Then the lack of jobs drive more young blacks into crime, and they end up in prisons.


23 posted on 06/28/2014 9:42:58 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo, the Sunni Won-Doer, will not divert $'s from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: Nifster
Just one little addition:

"With its current leadership The US chamber of commerce is now in charge of crony so called main street capitalism. ANYTHING they support or advocate is WRONG by its very nature."

The dirty little secret for several decades has been the support of illegals for workers and consumers by the CofC, Kiwanis, Rotary and other so called main street businesses owners.

24 posted on 06/28/2014 9:47:59 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo, the Sunni Won-Doer, will not divert $'s from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: Grampa Dave

What was interesting was back in 2009 when Obama was unconstitutionally elected, I was still living in New York city and a year later I noticed the number of blacks hitting me up for money went up like 2000%. And these weren’t bums, these were just desperate people looking for change. Probably the most telling was this black guy wearing a suit walked up to me with this little girl one day and asked me if I had a buck so he could buy his daughter a sandwich, which I gave him. It looked to me like he was pounding the pavement looking for a job. So I asked him “Hows that hope and change working out for you?” and he rolled his eyes. They know Obama used them, but like I said they’ll go and vote for a Democrap again no matter what. They have it in their mind that voting for a Republican is akin to voting for a KKK guy. Democraps have got them so enslaved mentally it’s insane.


25 posted on 06/28/2014 9:53:48 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: SeekAndFind

"Sometimes chronic unemployment can be an act of love."

26 posted on 06/28/2014 10:09:46 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Many of the illegal immigrants who crossed the border ten years ago and took low-level, low-wage jobs as construction workers, gardeners, and waiters from American workers, are now using their experience to start their own construction companies, landscaping businesses, and restaurants, which is hurting American businesses.

Just as it makes no sense for unions, which claim to support American workers, to promote mass immigration which destroys American jobs, it also makes no sense for business organizations like the Chamber of Commerce to promote mass immigration which hurts American businesses as immigrants rise into the business class.

It also no longer makes sense for businesses to contribute millions of campaign dollars to politicians like Eric Cantor to do their bidding in Congress, now that we know such politicians can be defeated by anti-immigration candidates like David Brat, who spent only $150,000 to win his primary by more than 10%.

Maybe we should stop blaming the Democrats alone for their foolish anti-business policies that are destroying our economy, since business leaders also continually reveal themselves as foolishly destructive of their own interests, such as by promoting mass immigration.


27 posted on 06/28/2014 10:24:20 AM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: caww
Our Congress operates fully now as a “Campaigning” site....all about the next election and keeping THEIR jobs.

Hence my mantra since <2008, "Vote non-incumbent" (with very few exceptions, of course).

28 posted on 06/28/2014 10:28:16 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“What was interesting was back in 2009 when Obama was unconstitutionally elected, I was still living in New York city and a year later I noticed the number of blacks hitting me up for money went up like 2000%. And these weren’t bums, these were just desperate people looking for change. Probably the most telling was this black guy wearing a suit walked up to me with this little girl one day and asked me if I had a buck so he could buy his daughter a sandwich, which I gave him. It looked to me like he was pounding the pavement looking for a job. So I asked him “Hows that hope and change working out for you?” and he rolled his eyes. They know Obama used them, but like I said they’ll go and vote for a Democrap again no matter what. They have it in their mind that voting for a Republican is akin to voting for a KKK guy. Democraps have got them so enslaved mentally it’s insane.”

They remind me of the low intelligent FDR white and black supporters, who believed FDR was the savior for them. They blinded supported FDR and any rats who said the mantra, I am a FDR democrat.


29 posted on 06/28/2014 10:32:53 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo, the Sunni Won-Doer, will not divert $'s from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: logi_cal869

I’ve heard the good news too. Apparently all illegal immigrants just need amnesty because they all have will have billion dollar companies employing millions of Americans and paying huge amounts of taxes. Everyone wins...


30 posted on 06/28/2014 11:29:51 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: SeekAndFind; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ...

This is discouraging, but not surprising.


31 posted on 06/28/2014 11:41:37 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Jane Long

You know as well as I this has been going on before most even knew who Obama was.

In the southwest, this has been going on for decades...It just gets worse....and worse..American middle class gets government gang banged at every turn.

In the past 20 or 25+ years, it escalated, ramped up and spread coast to coast in massive surges.

None of this just happened...None of this was an accident.


32 posted on 06/28/2014 3:12:48 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Dagnabitt

“Sometimes chronic unemployment can be an act of love.”

I agree it is an act of love, love of idleness and other exploration of other people’s hard earned money.


33 posted on 06/28/2014 6:28:02 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: SeekAndFind

maybe those are all just jobs that suck.


34 posted on 06/28/2014 6:40:47 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: RitchieAprile

Yeah they suck but they are the jobs a good many of us had in high school and during summers.

They make a difference.

.


35 posted on 06/28/2014 6:46:11 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Grampa Dave

You are so right. They sold Reagan a bill of goods when they convinced him to have a one time amnesty and then the border could be secured. Reagan himself admitted that that and the promise to cut spending were things he regretted.

I want my government to do what the Constitution requires....PROTECT US FROM INVASION..... but alas...


36 posted on 06/28/2014 8:24:59 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: tumblindice

” All Americans ask is that our southwestern border be secured first,...”

Surely the 40 year failure of the War on Drugs has taught us the fallacy of trying to secure our borders when there is money to be made. The obvious thing to do is to criminalize the hiring of illegal immigrants. Once we start locking up people who hire the wetbacks, the jobs are going to dry up and there will be no incentive for Jose to move to Dallas.

Why doesn’t the House introduce legislation to start locking people up who hire the illegals? I don’t understand it.


37 posted on 06/28/2014 11:37:02 PM PDT by paristexas
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To: Nifster

“You are so right. They sold Reagan a bill of goods when they convinced him to have a one time amnesty and then the border could be secured. Reagan himself admitted that that and the promise to cut spending were things he regretted.”

Reagan was a good man and a great president. However, he was sold a bill of goods re the amnesty by the so called main street merchants.


38 posted on 06/29/2014 9:22:16 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo, the Sunni Won-Doer, will not divert $'s from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: SeekAndFind; Liz; sickoflibs
The worst impact of that was on young African-American men whose unemployment rates are terrible. But it extends beyond that. Cheap labor locks young Americans out of entry level jobs. They never move up the ladder because they can’t even reach the bottom of the ladder.

An entire generation is being locked out of the labor market by cheap labor and cheap votes.

Anyone who doesn't hate liberal elites yet, isn't paying attention...

39 posted on 06/29/2014 9:40:37 AM PDT by GOPJ (Why no outrage over IRS targeting? Same reason Pravda didn't make a stink about gulags.FREnterprise)
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To: logi_cal869

How many new yogurt shops do we need?


40 posted on 06/30/2014 10:40:28 AM PDT by WriteOn (Truth)
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To: WriteOn

“Can I get EXTRA ‘/s’ on that triple-scoop waffle cone, please?”


41 posted on 06/30/2014 1:15:20 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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