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Immigration “reform” is dead. Long live immigration “reform?”

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A report from the Center for Immigration Studies shows surprising results.

According to the anti-immigration think-tank Center for Immigration Studies, native-born Americans are being completely left out in the cold when it comes to new jobs.  Below is a press release reporting the findings of a recent study that indicates all growth in employment since 2000 has gone to immigrants, both legal and illegal. 

The findings are noteworthy.  And, if the figures are accurate, the vast expansion of the supply of workers through immigration certainly has consequences for pay levels, and thus is relevant to the (to my mind) absurd and seemingly perpetual minimum wage debate. 

"We’ve already heard from the US Chamber of Commerce and Silicon Valley, and we at PRESIDENT&CEO don’t believe that either of those big battalions reflect the views of middle market executives."

We’ll have more on the immigration debate (legal and illegal) in the coming months, all from a particularly middle market perspective.  We’ve already heard from the US Chamber of Commerce and Silicon Valley, and we at PRESIDENT&CEO don’t believe that either of those big battalions reflect the views of middle market executives. 

But for now, we thought this would be of interest.

CIS: Since 2000, All Employment Growth Has Gone to Immigrants

S.744, Passed 1 Year Ago, Would Have Doubled Immigration

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --On June 27, 2013, the Senate passed the Schumer-Rubio immigration bill (S.744) which, among other things, doubled the levels of legal immigration and guestworkers. One year after that vote, a new Center for Immigration Studies report suggests just how out of touch the bill was from the realities of the labor market.

Since the year 2000 all of the net increase in the number of working-age (16 to 65) people holding a job has gone to immigrants (legal and illegal), according to the report. This is a remarkable statistic given that native-born Americans accounted for two-thirds of the growth in the total working-age population.

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