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.