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    Net job growth since 2000 went to immigrants

    Study: All Employment Growth Since 2000 Went to Immigrants | National Review Online

    So we're doing a good job creating jobs for illegals, but not the Americans that were here in the first place.

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    Re: Net job growth since 2000 went to immigrants

    Big surprise, a conservative anti-immigrant think tank checks the data and comes to an anti-immigration conclusion.

    EDIT: Even more absurdly, this is about "immigrants vs. natives" and not about illegal immigrants. Good job Erod.
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    Re: Net job growth since 2000 went to immigrants

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Study: All Employment Growth Since 2000 Went to Immigrants | National Review Online

    So we're doing a good job creating jobs for illegals, but not the Americans that were here in the first place.
    So all immigrants are illegals now? Is that how far down the conservative movement has gotten in the US?
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    Re: Net job growth since 2000 went to immigrants

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So all immigrants are illegals now? Is that how far down the conservative movement has gotten in the US?
    Only the ones crossing the border without proper paper work, or those staying without a valid visa. 50,000 just crossed the Mexico border in the last few weeks.
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    Re: Net job growth since 2000 went to immigrants

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Study: All Employment Growth Since 2000 Went to Immigrants | National Review Online

    So we're doing a good job creating jobs for illegals, but not the Americans that were here in the first place.
    Capitalism dude. They work harder than you.

    Also, Obama's fault!
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    Re: Net job growth since 2000 went to immigrants

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Capitalism dude. They work harder than you.

    Also, Obama's fault!
    Rough stats presented at an farmers association (to bring H2A seasonal farm workers to US) meeting last month on the 2013 season. Keep in mind when foreign ag workers are brought to this country to fill jobs the farmer/rancher must offer the jobs to qualified americans through 1/2 the contract period even if they are currently being done by those with H2A visas. The association got approx 350 applicants of those approx 50 were qualified and were given contacts for job interviews, of those 50 only 13 actually bothered to contact the employer all of who were hired. Of those 13 only one lasted the entire season, the rest quit. The current going rate is $10.69/hr plus transportation costs to and from the job site (from where ever they currently live) and are provided housing at no additional cost. Not great but not terrible either for manual labor. They are expected to work 8-10 hrs/day 6 days a week during the contract period (max 10 months). Very few Americans are willing to take these jobs and even fewer once they find out how much work is involved.

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    Re: Net job growth since 2000 went to immigrants

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Study: All Employment Growth Since 2000 Went to Immigrants | National Review Online

    So we're doing a good job creating jobs for illegals, but not the Americans that were here in the first place.
    Who do you guess employs more illegal immigrants, Democrats or Republicans?
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    Re: Net job growth since 2000 went to immigrants

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Who do you guess employs more illegal immigrants, Democrats or Republicans?
    Hard to say.

    Would you agree there are unethical people in both categories?

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    Re: Net job growth since 2000 went to immigrants

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Capitalism dude. They work harder than you.

    Also, Obama's fault!
    I do like the work ethics they have. However, it is because they don't get the same social benefits south of the border we give. They appreciate the exchange of labor for pay. Perhaps people should realize we are too generous as a nation, when we have people not willing to work, so that a workforce ends up needing to be imported.

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    Re: Net job growth since 2000 went to immigrants

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Hard to say.

    Would you agree there are unethical people in both categories?
    Of course, but I'm willing to bet that most employers of low-price illegal immigrants are conservative.
    If the US is serious about stopping illegal immigration, wouldn't you think the easiest way would be to simply stop employing them? How hard could that be? Who's the villain in the scenario, the wetback or the guy who employs wetbacks? Toss a few hotel operators and golf course owners into Joe Arpaio's tent city and see how quick that works.
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