Monday, November 8, 2010


Study: Foreign-born workers gain 656,000 jobs

By Morgan Lee
Friday, October 29, 2010 at 10:46 p.m.
Signs On San Diego

Immigrants have gained more than 600,000 jobs since the official end of the Great Recession in June 2009, according to a newly released study.

Native-born workers fared far worse, shedding 1.5 million jobs, according to an analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center of U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Labor data.

Foreign-born workers picked up 656,000 jobs over the 12-month period, driving down that population's unemployment rate half a point to 8.7 percent. Immigrant workers make up 15.7 percent of the labor force.

The gains, however, were not nearly enough to make up for 1.1 million jobs lost among immigrants from second-quarter 2008 through second-quarter 2009. And immigrants experienced a sharp decline in median weekly earnings -- down 4.5 percent., compared to a loss of less than 1 percent for the native born.

"The unemployment rate for immigrants is still more than double the rate prior to the recession when it stood at 4.0 percent in the second quarter of 2007," the study said.

Released on Friday, the report was not able to separately identify illegal immigrants because that status was not recorded in the source data. It found that Hispanic immigrants experienced the largest drop in earnings of all ethnic and racial groups.

The report focused on the period from the second quarter of 2008 to the second quarter of 2009, when most of the job losses during the recession occurred, and the subsequent 12 months that marked the first year of recovery from the recession.


assault on our jobs... DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY FOR DECADES

NO LEGAL NEED APPLY… giving our jobs to foreigners!
OVER THE PAST DECADES OF FEINSTEIN, BOXER, PELOSI, LOFGREN, HONDA, ESHOO CORRUPTION, millions of Californians (legals) have lost their jobs either to the boatloads of Chinese or Indians imported to work cheap, or the millions of Mexicans permitted over the borders and into our jobs, welfare lines, “free” birthing clinics and jails!
AND YET YOU KEEP RE-ELECTING THESE TRAITORS, all bought and owned by the special interests.
“The principal beneficiaries of our current immigration policy are affluent Americans who hire immigrants at substandard wages for low-end work. Harvard economist George Borjas estimates that American workers lose $190 billion annually in depressed wages caused by the constant flooding of the labor market at the low-wage end.” Christian Science Monitor
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Monday, April 20, 2009

And compelling new evidence that H-1B visas for foreign workers lower the pay of information technology workers in this country. Critics say the report, by NYU’s Stern School of Business and Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, proves that corporate elites are importing cheap overseas labor simply to lower the wages of American workers. We’ll have a special report.
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Thursday, April 9, 2009

Plus, outrage after President Obama prepares to push ahead with his plan for so-called comprehensive immigration reform. Pres. Obama is fulfilling a campaign promise to give
legal status to millions of illegal aliens as he panders to the pro-amnesty, open borders lobby. Tonight we will have complete coverage.

Lou Dobbs Tonight
Friday, October 16, 2009

E-Verify- the single most successful federal program aimed at keeping illegal immigrants out of the workforce- is once again threatened. This time, E-Verify was stripped from a Senate Amendment behind closed doors and without explanation. Instead of becoming a permanent program E-verify has been reduced to only three years. Critics are calling this a stall tactic and an attempt at killing an employment enforcement system. We will have a full report tonight.


Lou Dobbs Tonight
Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Obama administration could be weakening a successful joint federal and local program aimed at keeping illegal immigrants off our streets. "287 G" gives local police the training and authority to enforce federal immigration law. Supporters of the program believe the ministration wants to limit the program to criminal illegal immigrants already in custody -- limiting the investigative authority of police.
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Monday, October 5, 2009

Has American society and capitalism run its course? Foreign critics and academics are predicting the fall of capitalism -- and the collapse of America's dominance in world
affairs. It's not the first time dire predictions have been made. We'll report on just who is making these predictions -- and why.

And Father PATRICK BASCIO has a remarkably different perspective on illegal immigration from that of most Christian clergymen-one he’s outlined in a remarkable new book entitled
On the Immorality of Illegal Immigration: An Alternative Christian View.
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Federal contractors now must use E-verify to check the status of their employees on federal projects. The rule which goes into effect today will affect almost 169,000 contractors and some 3.8 million workers. The E-verify program has an accuracy rating of 99.6% but has been repeatedly challenged by the U.S. Chamber of Congress. We will have a full report
High-tech jobs next phase of outsourcing?
By Emily Wax
The Washington Post
BANGALORE, India รข€” In a futuristic lab on a leafy information-technology campus, an inventor showed off a power strip that calculates a household's carbon emissions for the environmentally conscious U.S. market. In a research center nearby, rocket scientists worked on designs for lighter, more aerodynamic wings for Boeing fighter jets.
The engineers at Infosys Technologies, India's second-largest technology company, are at the cutting edge of the country's $60 billion IT industry, which is quickly shedding its image as a low-cost call center, with young Indians keeping U.S. credit-card and banking systems humming all night.
In the latest phase of globalization, some economists say, Silicon Valley is in danger of losing a sizable piece of its knowledge-based industry to India in much the same way Detroit lost its lead to Japan in the automotive industry.
While the United States still is the innovation leader with global projects such as the iPhone, thousands of high-tech jobs with such iconic companies as IBM and Accenture have been shipped to Indian shores.
"If you look at the historical evolution of globalization, this is simply the latest phase. The center of gravity has shifted, with cars moving to Japan, then low-cost manufacturing moving to China and now the more knowledge-intensive work flowing to India," said Partha Iyengar, head of research for Gartner India, a U.S.-based global IT research organization. "Unfortunately, this time the U.S. is feeling it."
Outsourcing is a sore point in an otherwise deepening relationship between India and the United States, which see each other as essential partners in such areas as counterterrorism, defense contracts and nuclear energy.
Many India industry leaders are upset at the U.S. government for doubling fees for guest-worker visas, which Indian companies based in the United States say hurts their efforts to recruit Indian workers. A bill sponsored by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., would add new restrictions, fees and penalties for employers to obtain skilled-worker visas. Pascrell says unemployed Americans are eager for the same jobs, which pay guest workers far less. Indian companies say the restrictions and fee increases are unfair.
"It's another form of tax and discourages the free movement of business," said Girish Paranjpe, a joint chief executive of IT business for Wipro, India's third-largest IT firm. "It's protectionism and goes against core American ideas of open markets."
President Obama, who began a visit to India on Saturday, also has urged Congress to close tax breaks that he says encourage companies to create jobs in other countries. India's outsourcing industry was shaken last year when Obama said he wanted to change "a tax code that says you should pay lower taxes if you create a job in Bangalore, India, than if you create one in Buffalo, New York."
"The way it's getting framed is that India is the root cause for an economic recession and is somehow being blamed for America's 20-year credit party," said P.V. Kannan, chief executive and founder of 24/7 Customer, a global IT firm that has offices in California and Bangalore. "What is actually going on is an abundance of highly intellectual labor no longer constrained by borders."
U.S. and Indian officials say outsourcing probably will take a back seat to Obama's push for bilateral trade during the trip. The White House has urged India to give U.S. companies better access to the country's emerging middle class, which is larger than the entire U.S. population.
The United States, for instance, is pushing India to allow American universities to set up in Mumbai, Delhi and other cities, potentially bringing in millions of dollars in tuition fees from India's enormous student population. India's university system is vastly overcrowded.
Obama said he wants to "pry open" Indian restrictions on foreign investment.
But Indian industry experts say Washington seems to get upset only when it ends up on the losing side.
"Globalization is a two-way street. The U.S. has been lecturing India on opening its markets for years, and now they want to protect their markets," said Subhash Dhar, an executive-council member of Infosys in Bangalore. "The fact is for generations and generations, the U.S. was at a competitive advantage because of the principles of a free market and immigration of the best and brightest."
Some Indian IT leaders estimate that 350,000 U.S. jobs have moved to India over the past decade, but American outsourcing experts say that number may be much higher. IT leaders in India say outsourcing makes American companies more efficient and helps the U.S. economy by freeing up money for innovation and investments.
Outsourcing experts and advocates for U.S. workers say that, while outsourcing helps corporate America, American engineers and computer programmers see few benefits.
The industry has been a driving force in India's economic boom and helped create a generation of young Indian consumers who have income to spend on cars, computers and spacious apartments.
Ahead of Obama's trip, Indian IT industry leaders have been working on softening their image.
"We hope it's just political rhetoric, because so much innovation and our ideas still comes from the U.S.," said Dhar, of Infosys. "The U.S. is still the largest economy in the world. If America does well, the world does well."