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January 21, 2011

Report: Americans Out Of Work Because Of Hispanic Illegal Immigrants Now At Epidemic Level

Topics: Immigration and Border Issues, Political News and commentaries

Well, so much for the liberal-progressive claim that illegals don't cost Americans jobs. This report pretty well puts that lie to rest:

[...] Many of the new arrivals, according to employers, brought with them skills required of the building trade and found work in sectors such as construction, where jobless rates are high.

"Employers have chosen to use new immigrants over native-born workers and have continued to displace large numbers of blue-collar workers and young adults without college degrees," said Andrew Sum, the director of the Center for Labor Market Studies.

"One of the advantages of hiring, particularly young, undocumented immigrants, is the fact that employers do not have to pay health benefits or basic payroll taxes," said Sum.

From 2008 to 2010, 1.1 million new migrants who have entered America since 2008 landed jobs, even as U.S. household employment declined by 6.26 million over that same period.

[...] "There is basically no unskilled immigration that is legal. There are basically no provisions in the law for unskilled immigrants," said Bill Hammond, president of the Texas Association of Business.

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Related: Cafferty: 300,000 illegal aliens getting stimulus jobs?

Posted by Robert Owens at January 21, 2011 12:02 PM

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