U.S. Census Bureau - 40,000,000 foreign born immigrants have flooded into the United States.
- Bottom line. If only 50% of immigrants had not been allowed to come to the United States there would be near zero unemployment.
- Both political parties fall all over themselves to be "pro-immigrant" with no thought given about jobs for native born Americans of all races.
Almost every week a story comes along that I find interesting, but the headline and body of the story is backwards. The newspaper misses the real story. That is the case with the immigration story this week.
The main point of the story is U.S. foreign-born population has risen to its highest level since 1920. The U.S. Census reports that 13% of all those living in the U.S. in 2010 having been born in another nation says the Los Angeles Times.
Another way to look at it - There would be near zero unemployment if the Congress had not allowed millions and millions of legal and illegal immigrants to flood into the country. Not only are all these new workers competing for jobs with Americans, but an oversupply of labor lowers wages for all workers.
Forty million of those residing in the U.S. in 2010 were born in other countries, up from 31 million, or 11% of the total, a decade earlier. The foreign-born share of the population dropped between 1920 and 1970, hitting a low of 4.7% in 1970, before rising again for several decades.
But that growth has slowed in recent years as immigration has dropped, census officials said Thursday. Most of the recent increase in the foreign-born population came between 2000 and 2006, said Elizabeth Grieco, chief of the bureau's foreign-born population branch.
- California is home to the lion's share of the foreign-born population, with 1 in 4 residing in the Golden State. Some 27% of the state's population of 37 million in 2010 was born abroad, up from 26% in 2000
- Three other big states, New York, Texas and Florida, accounted for a third of the nation's foreign-born population, with New York having the second-highest total at 11%. West Virginia had the smallest percentage, with just 1% born outside the U.S.
The foreign-born were more likely to be employed than native-born Americans, the study showed. Sixty-eight percent of the foreign-born population age 16 or older were working in 2010, compared with 64% of those born in the U.S. And 79% of foreign-born men were in the labor force, compared to 68% of native-born men; in contrast, 60% of U.S.-born women were employed, compared with 57% of foreign-born women.
More than half of the nation's foreign-born people arrived from Latin America and the Caribbean, with most of those from Mexico, the report showed. More than a quarter of the total came to the U.S. from Asia, with about 12% from Europe, 4% from Africa and smaller percentages from other regions.
(Los Angeles Times)