The facts are clear. The statistics are undeniable. Immigrants have taken ALL the new jobs created in America since 2000. The Center for Immigration Studies reaches three conclusions in a statistical study based on BLS data:
First, the long-term decline in the employment for natives across age and education levels is a clear indication that there is no general labor shortage, which is a primary justification for the large increases in immigration (skilled and unskilled) in the Schumer-Rubio bill and similar House proposals.
Second, the decline in work among the native-born over the last 14 years of high immigration is consistent with research showing that immigration reduces employment for natives.
Third, the trends since 2000 challenge the argument that immigration on balance increases job opportunities for natives. Over 17 million immigrants arrived in the country in the last 14 years, yet native employment has deteriorated significantly.
Immigration is good for an undeveloped economy in a sparsely settled country. Immigration is BAD for a developed economy in a settled country. Attempting to justify the latter on the basis of the former is, at best, seriously misguided. The economic argument has long been used to justify all the negative societal costs of immigration, and yet, the net effect of third-wave immigration has observably been a net negative for the economy.
Apparently the “jobs Americans won’t do” is “all of the new jobs created since 2000”. There are fewer native Americans working now than were working 14 years ago, but 5.7 million more employed immigrants. If the millennials want to know why they can’t find jobs after graduation, that is the primary reason why.