8th July 2013
Mark Krikorian turns over a rock
My colleagues Steven Camarota and Karen Zeigler have published a report showing that all the net growth in employment among the working-age (ages 16–65) over the last decade went to immigrants (legal and illegal). Since 2000 the total number of immigrants employed is up by 5.3 million, while native-born employment is down 1.3 million. And this is despite the fact that immigrants accounted for only one-third of the growth in the working-age population. That means the U.S.-born working-age population increased by 16.4 million from the first quarter of 2000 to the first quarter of 2013, but the number of them working declined. So natives accounted for two-thirds of the growth in potential workers, but none of the growth in actual workers.
Want to get a free ride in college? Go back and be born black. Want a job? Go back and be born Mexican. Want to be highly intelligent and a hard worker? Go back and be born Asian. Want to stay stuck on stupid? Keep voting for the Democrats who maintain this system.
Ask the ‘pro-choice’ people how to make these choices effective. Surely they will have figured it out by now.