The article cited in the OP was really pretty well done I thought and completely non partisan, and it makes perfectly good sense. It cited legal and illegal immigrants as included in those stats. And others have made a good point that often new immigrants are just happy to be here and they are willing to do the jobs in the service industry that the native born Americans might not be so eager to take before the unemployment and other benefits run out. So almost all the folks working in restaurant kitchens, as janitors and housecleaning services, in construction grunt jobs, hotel and motel maids, and similar lower paying service jobs are going to be mostly immigrants in many areas of the country.
But if the government cuts off all that extended unemployment insurance and other government benefits, then native born Americans will again be taking whatever employment they can get and, with usually more education and better language skills, the immigrants won't be able to hold onto such a strong monopoly in those jobs.
"I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776
People who use the term look like racist douches and if you called someone that to their face you'd likely get the holy living hell beat out of you and I'd be cheering them on.[/QUOTE]
I'll be more careful.
He who knows the least obeys the best.
If I don't respond to you, maybe I'm tired of nonsense. I don't need the last word like some of you do.
One other thing about the OP, the fact that job growth has gone mostly to illegals is a damning comment about the economy more than anything. We've killed millions of good jobs, with job growth only at the very bottom of the wage scale where a Walmart job is a significant step UP from the bottom.