Wednesday, June 16, 2004

3 of every 10 new jobs going to non-citizens

According to the nonpartisan Pew Hispanic Center (and reported in the LA Times):

Immigrants are filling nearly three out of every 10 new jobs in the rebounding U.S. economy, a development that may dilute the political dividend to President Bush from an election-year recovery....

The share of jobs going to noncitizens — 28.5% — was particularly notable because workers who were not U.S. citizens accounted for fewer than 9% of all those holding jobs in the United States....[According to the report] "noncitizens are benefiting disproportionately from the turnaround in the labor market."

At the risk of sounding like Pat Buchanan (and believe me, I don't want to sound like him), I must admit I have a problem with that.


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