Pew: Foreign-born workers getting jobs, not so much for Americans

The Federation for American Immigration Reform reports the following in its end of the week wrap-up:

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.

Be sure to have a look at the Pew Report which tries to soften the blow by linking the employment rate to increased population levels of mostly Hispanics and Asians.  They say that the white and black American populations are not rising as rapidly so it stands to reason that Hispanics and Asians are getting the jobs (say what?).

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