FEWER U.S.-BORN CITIZENS WORKING WHILE MORE FOREIGN-BORN RESIDENTS FIND JOBS
Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Report
UPDATED: Mon, JAN 11th 2016 @ 4:32 pm EST
According to the recent Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report released last Friday, U.S.-born citizens lost 320,000 jobs while foreign-born residents gained 306,000. This keeps with the growing trend that the number of jobs held by foreign-born residents has steadily increased at a faster rate than the number of jobs held by U.S.- born residents since 2009.
Since 1970, after Congress lifted immigration caps, the foreign-born population has increased by more than 325% while wages remain stagnant. In September nearly 40% of people in the U.S. ages 16 and older were not employed or looking for work.
While many Americans are struggling to find work, Congress recently passed the omnibus spending bill that would quadruple H-2B visas increasing competition for low-skilled American workers.
A report from the Center for Immigration Studies found that if current trends continue nearly one in five U.S. residents will be an immigrant by 2060, due to legal immigration methods.
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Originally Published: Mon, Jan 11th 2016 @ 12:27pm EST