With the latest jobs report published, Senate Budget Committee staff have updated their analysis of job creation and population growth. They start their analysis in December 2007, when the last recession began. This is their conclusion:
There are two tables underneath – one showing foreign-born employment, the other showing US-born employment. What it shows is astonishing: foreign employment in the U.S. rose by 1.7 million, while the employment of U.S.-born workers shrank by 1.5 million – meaning 100% of the approximately 200,000 net job gains from the recession through the present have gone to foreign workers. During this time, the population of US-born adults aged 16+ increased by more than 11 million, while the number of new immigrants increased by about 9 million. (Also: the President padded the labor market with 5.5 million extra work authorizations from 2009-2014). Good news for companies looking to cut labor costs, not such good news for the average working man and woman.
Finally, it is worth noting the number of American workers who were employed decreased by about 300,000 from December ’14 through January ’15.
Here are the tables so you can see the numbers for yourself. Click to enlarge:
One of the great myths is the STEM worker shortage. In fact, only about half of America’s STEM graduates can find jobs in those fields, while the government imports millions of foreign workers to take the available jobs. Here, Senator Jeff Sessions talks about the American job crisis and how indiscriminate immigration is costing America’s tech workers jobs. He cites the case of Southern California Edison, which laid off its IT staff and replaced them with imported visa holders from India–whom the Americans on the way out the door were required to train:
The Democratic Party’s suicidal immigration policies will make the GOP the majority party for a generation, as long as Republican leaders are ready to listen to the voters, and not the donors who benefit from depressed wages.