24,914,000 Foreign-Born Workers Employed While Native-Born Lose Jobs

From: freebeacon.com,  by Ali Meyer,  on Sep 4, 2015,  see the article HERE.

BLS data does not distinguish between legal and illegal immigrants


While the number of foreign-born individuals holding jobs increased in August, the number of employed native-born workers fell, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

There were 24,914,000 foreign-born individuals employed in August, up 204,000 from the previous month. According to the BLS, a foreign-born worker may be undocumented because the data does not distinguish between legal or illegal immigrants.

“The foreign-born include legally-admitted immigrants, refugees, temporary residents such as students and temporary workers, and undocumented immigrants. The survey does not separately identify the numbers of persons in these categories,” according to the BLS.

While employment increased for these individuals over the month, workers born in the United States faced a decline. There were 124,314,000 native-born workers employed in August, which was down 698,000 from the month before.

The unemployment rate, which measures the percentage of the labor force that either had a job or looked for one in the past month, is lower for foreign-born workers than it is for native-born workers.

In August, the unemployment rate for foreign-born workers declined to 4.4 percent from 5.2 percent in July. The unemployment rate of 4.4 percent is lower than the 5.3 percent unemployment rate for native-born workers in August.


Well ain’t that just peachy. The BLS (Bureau of Labor Standards) doesn’t differentiate between legal and illegal “immigrants” when gathering its data. They don’t know because they’re not supposed to gather the information that way – they’re prohibited from gathering the legal status of employees from employer reports. In other words, our BLS DOESN’T WANT TO KNOW.

We have the right to wonder how many of those 24 million are in the U.S. illegally. There are so many “gotchas” in and around the hiring process that employers often run afoul of the government if they ask the wrong question during interviews or use “inappropriate” wording. Yet, the left wants amnesty – supposedly to encourage our illegal population to “come out of the shadows.” If they entered the U.S. illegally, they shouldn’t be working here, PERIOD. They are taking a job that should be available as a right of first refusal to a citizen. 

Donald Trump made his mark with his stance on illegal immigration, if the other candidates were as forceful as he when taking their position on immigration, they’d blunt his ascent and help themselves. Most aren’t because they’re either FOR amnesty or at least, they’re willing to accept illegal immigration as a fact of life and do little to stop it.




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5 Responses to 24,914,000 Foreign-Born Workers Employed While Native-Born Lose Jobs

  1. Uriel says:

    Well said Garnet. While the plight of refugees and illegals does touch a heart string, it is first necessary and right that we meet the needs of those legally considered residents FIRST. Trade agreements that bring back company jobs are necessary to a stable country who then in turn help those less fortunate. It does NOT mean that higher wages are necessary because that is one of main stagnating elements of economy along with outdated, bloated socialist unions. It does as you so well put it mean our people must be first in line regardless of even qualified from visa work participants from other countries. Those generally have no loyalty to and send money back from here rather than keep the funds flowing inside our borders. It is a poor country indeed that spends more money on education per person than anywhere in the world yet will not chose to employ but from outside.

  2. vonmesser says:

    Jobs MUST go to citizens. To hire a non-citizen the company must show there is not a qualified citizen who will take the job.

    • Uriel says:

      Would that it were so clear cut but in the current unlawful regime all seem allowed to pick and chose as well as outright defy our country’s laws and constitution. California in particular has lawsuits being looked at because companies have chosen to have long standing employees train incoming from out of country then lay off the old because outside were lower labor fees. That is just one example.

  3. Kathy says:

    Amazing isn’t it that one THE most important questions employers need to ask potential employees and they can’t ask it because that would be discriminatory.

    Even more amazing is that we have yet another government department doing a half-assed job in reporting numbers that are meaningless. They’re another department we could do away with and never miss them.

    Every employee must produce 2 forms of ID to get a job, so these guys got IDs from somewhere, even though they don’t need them to vote.

  4. Hardnox says:

    Dial in the Twilight Zone music. We’re living in an alternative universe where everything that lefties touch make no sense whatsoever.

    As you pointed out, it should be no small wonder why Trump is being embraced by Americans. It should also be no wonder why establishment GOPe hacks that remain stuck on stupid by thinking that not talking about ILLEGALS is a path to gaining Hispanic support in an election. I don’t know a single legal immigrant that does not support Trump.