Im­mig­rants make up 13 per­cent of the pop­u­la­tion and 17 per­cent of the work­force

Ron Aldof Thu, 01/07/2016 - 19:47
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Shift­ing demo­graph­ics na­tion­wide are chan­ging the face of Amer­ic­an em­ploy­ment. Im­mig­rants make up 13 per­cent of the pop­u­la­tion and 17 per­cent of the work­force, but their em­ploy­ment pat­terns con­trast with those of their U.S.-born coun­ter­parts across in­dus­tries and states. Un­der­stand­ing these dif­fer­ences na­tion­ally and with­in each state is vi­tal for poli­cy­makers as they con­sider strategies to boost their eco­nom­ies and de­vel­op their work­forces. To help give them the clear pic­ture they need, The Pew Char­it­able Trusts pro­duced first-of-their-kind data on the like­li­hood of im­mig­rant work­ers be­ing em­ployed in 13 ma­jor in­dus­tries, com­pared with U.S.-born work­ers, in all 50 states and the Dis­trict of Columbia.

Pew’s on­line in­ter­act­ive tool builds on these data to com­pare the work­force dis­tri­bu­tion of im­mig­rants re­l­at­ive to U.S.-born work­ers across all states and with na­tion­al fig­ures.  Fol­low­ing are some key takeaways that can help guide ex­plor­a­tion of the in­ter­act­ive and in­form strategies for poli­cy­makers to make use of the data:

At the na­tion­al level, im­mig­rant work­ers are dis­trib­uted dif­fer­ently across in­dus­tries than their U.S.-born coun­ter­parts. Im­mig­rants are more likely than U.S.-born work­ers to hold jobs in six of the 13 ma­jor in­dus­tries ex­amined, in­clud­ing man­u­fac­tur­ing and ad­min­is­trat­ive ser­vices.

 

 

 

National Journal: http://www.nationaljournal.com/next-america/population-2043/immigrants-w...

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founding principles set forth in the DoI?

That IS America's culture.

Laugh. It makes you feel good.

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It was the predominant culture at one time. It would appear not to be so today.

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to, but, I agree with you, there is no reason to go back and forth as we know where each other stand.

I will deal with one point however, because, it is at the root of the issue with "illegal" immigration. I steadfastly assert and maintain that breaking an unjust law is not, in itself, a sign of immoral behavior. While it may be a sign of a non-risk averse personality, such a personality trait is not, in my view, inherently immoral. I am going to create a poll for this issue on this forum, as I am genuinely curious as to how the readers of this forum feel about the issue.

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to say who can and cannot enter your 'house'?

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I would never presume to tell you who can and cannot enter your own house. What I ask in return is that you do not forcibly interfere with me deciding who can and cannot enter MY house. If I wish to house, educate, provide health care to a Latino immigrant, using either my own resources or through voluntary exchange with  said immigrant, I'm sorry but your precious socialist government should have nothing to say about it.

You presume to claim that you own all the property in the country and can make decisions for everyone, including me? You would use socialist government violence to violate MY GOD GIVEN PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS to associate with whomever I wish to, if that person is an "illegal" Latino immigrant, and violently deport that person from my property. That is NOT liberty, that is thuggery!

YOU are the one proposing to violate property rights, using the powr of your precious socialist government, NOT me.

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have you taken in? Fed, clothed, provided health benefits for, educated, helped to become citizens - or is that something else you despise - citizenship?

There's an unspoken expectation in your argument that every American should be like you and take someone in. The reality is that everyone looks to the government to support those things for illegals... except those of us who expect the government to secure the borders. You may hate borders, but I see the necessity of them. Just as my body is a border, just as the fence around my property is a border, a sovereign nation - because I helped create that concept - has a border that it can and should defend. No one can just hop the fence and enter my property and I expect the govt - I'd prefer the States had this power - to protect American's property. Maybe you don't feel for the land as I do... don't understand how special and sacred it is... but unlike you, I don't live in Utopialand where rainbows light the sky and unicorns play. Sorry you are too close-minded to understand that.

 

 

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An incorrect assumption on your part. I wasn't speaking for me in particular, I was speaking for Americans in general. That is, that you have no right to forcibly interfere with other peoples lives. The issue is individual rights and freedom of conscience. I have no objection to you having nothing at all to do with immigrants, I simply ask that you allow people who do wish to associate with immigrants their liberty to do so.

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on this issue. The high ideals of individual rights and freedom of conscience are broad concepts I won't confine to this narrow debate. And I'm not talking about immigrants but illegals. I don't ever confuse the two.

I see you have no comment to my above post. Calling me a xenophobe and intentionally linking to my post in another thread in hopes it accumulates more down votes or negative reaction... is that how you exercise your individual rights, freedom of conscience and do no harm? Shame on you.

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And I can tell you this, 1st my 75yr old father was threaten by a latino punk! He was irate cuz we blocked the alley for 1 effin minute to unload some cement...2nd the neighborhood is declining in morals by speeding down the alley, Fiestives that leave behind beer bottles and peeing where ever they want...I really believe deportation will take a massive commitement from the American people!!! BUMP!

 

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I had intended it as a reply to you but somehow it got placed at the top.

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I got your point of view perfectly, maybe a better word like common courtesy is what I needed, instead of morals???

 

"Justice is indivisible, an injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere". MLK

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