The Newspaper article asks why this hasn't been brought up in an election cycle...I know that answer If it is brought up, it can offend a hispanic group and Romney needs all the votes he can get to counter the Obama Machine of vote buying, multiple votes and dead people rising from the graves and voting democrat.
Two-thirds of those who have found employment under President Obama
are immigrants, both legal and illegal, according to an analysis that
suggests immigration has soaked up a large portion of what little job
growth there has been over the past three years.
The Center for Immigration Studies is releasing the study Thursday morning, a day ahead of the final Labor Department
unemployment report of the campaign season, which is expected to show a
sluggish job market more than three years into the economic recovery.
That slow market, combined with the immigration numbers, could explain why Mr. Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney have struggled to find a winning jobs message in some of the country’s hardest-hit postindustrial regions.
extraordinary that most of the employment growth in the last four years
has gone to the foreign-born, but what’s even more extraordinary is the
issue has not even come up during a presidential election that is so
focused on jobs,” said Steven A. Camarota, the center’s research director, who wrote the report along with demographer Karen Zeigler.
numbers are stark: Since the first quarter of 2009, the number of
immigrants of working age (16 to 65) who are employed has risen 2
million, from 21.2 million to 23.2 million. During the same time,
native-born employment has risen just 1 million, to reach 119.9 million.
2000, 76 percent of natives aged 18 to 65 were employed, but that
dropped steadily to 69 percent this September. By contrast, immigrants
started the last decade at 71 percent employment and rose to a peak of
74 percent at the height of the George W. Bush-era economic boom. They
since have slid down to 69 percent amid the sluggish economy.
The Center for Immigration Studies, which wants the government to impose stricter limits on immigration, based its numbers on the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey