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81 Per Cent of New Jobs In Texas Went To Immigrants

Posted By admin On September 22, 2011 @ 7:32 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Byron York
The Examiner [1]
Thursday, September 22, 2011

With both jobs and immigration likely topics of sharp debate at tonight’s Republican debate here in Florida, a new report suggests that newly-arrived immigrants have filled a majority of new jobs created in Texas, home to Republican frontrunner Gov. Rick Perry.

“Of jobs created in Texas since 2007, 81 percent were taken by newly arrived immigrant workers (legal and illegal),” says the report from the Center for Immigration Studies, a group that advocates reduced levels of both legal and illegal immigration. The report estimates that about 40 percent of the new jobs were taken by illegal immigrants, while 40 percent were taken by legal immigrants. The vast majority of both groups, legal and illegal, were not American citizens.

Native-born Americans filled just 20 percent of the new jobs in Texas, the report says, even though “the native born accounted for 69 percent of the growth in Texas’ working-age population.” “Thus, even though natives made up most of the growth in potential workers, most of the job growth went to immigrants,” the report concludes.

The report is based on analysis of the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey.

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[1] The Examiner: http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/study-most-new-texas-jobs-went-immigrants

[2] Texas town vows fight to keep illegal immigrants from renting houses: http://www.prisonplanet.com/texas-town-vows-fight-to-keep-illegal-immigrants-from-renting-houses.html

[3] Obamacare, immigration reform may make immigrants cheaper to hire than citizens: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obamacare-immigration-reform-may-make-immigrants-cheaper-to-hire-than-citizens.html

[4] Obama refuses to meet border agents, invites illegal immigrants to Oval Office: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-refuses-to-meet-border-agents-invites-illegal-immigrants-to-oval-office.html

[5] Illegal immigrants who commit crimes face lesser punishment than U.S. citizens: http://www.prisonplanet.com/illegal-immigrants-who-commit-crimes-face-lesser-punishment-than-u-s-citizens.html

[6] Study Shows Illegal Immigrants From Mexico Staying Put Despite Overall Decline: http://www.prisonplanet.com/study-shows-illegal-immigrants-from-mexico-staying-put-despite-overall-decline.html

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