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High Immigration Causing European Voter Backlash

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 1:16 PM EDT

European political parties that support immigration reduction are gaining ground over concerns the European Union’s open-borders policies are costing jobs, USA Today reports.

Swiss voters approve limitations on immigration

Monday, February 10, 2014, 11:57 AM EDT

Swiss voters approved a ballot initiative on Sunday that limits the number of foreign citizens from European Union countries that are allowed to live and work in the country and gives preference to Swiss nationals for open jobs.

Sen. Jerry Moran introduces amendment to increase legal immigration numbers

Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 9:52 AM EDT

Sen. Jerry Moran
Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) has introduced an amendment to the unemployment extension bill currently being considered in the Senate that would add up to 50,000 new green cards per year with no offsets.

Rep. Paul Gosar Challenges Mark Zuckerberg to Border Tour

Monday, November 25, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

Rep. Paul Gosar, who represents a district in Arizona much impacted by illegal immigration, has challenged Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to tour the border after he called immigration reform "one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time" and called for immigration

H-1B Increase Would Take Toll on College Grads

Monday, November 18, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

U.S. STEM professors say H-1B increases would have a dramatic impact on American colleges graduates in these areas

Hundreds Show up for Job Fair in Rural Ohio

Friday, September 6, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT

A new mining company that is building a new steel manufacturing plant in Ohio just across the West Virginia border hosted a job fair on Wednesday that attracted 300 applicants. The company will hire about 50 workers.

Reps. Poe and Labrador Working to Double Low-Skilled Worker Visas

Friday, August 9, 2013, 7:25 AM EDT

Reps. Labrador and Poe
Reps. Raul Labrador (R-Id.) and Ted Poe (R-Texas) are working on legislation that could potentially double the number of low-skilled worker visas offered in the Schumer-Obama amnesty bill, S.744.

Government Data: Only 47% of Working-Age Americans have a full-time job

Updated Monday, July 8, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

While Friday's jobs report was encouraging, 190,000 jobs added in the month of July, the data also showed some discouraging news - only 47% of Americans hold a full-time job.

Over Half of All American College Graduates are Underemployed

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

Half of all grads from four-year colleges are working in jobs that don't require a four-year degree, according to a McKinsey study cited by Forbes. The McKinsey report is backed by a similar study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that found 48% of U.S. college grads are underemployed.  

New Study Says Recent College Grads Likely to be Stuck in Low-Skill Jobs

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 9:01 AM EDT

The jobs recession of the last several years has forced recent college grads to settle for low-skilled jobs in restaurants and retail stores. And new research from the National Bureau of Economic Research says that even as the economy improves, they may be stuck in those low-skilled jobs.

Texas Tech Firm Indicted for H-1B Misuse

Thursday, March 7, 2013, 9:56 AM EDT

The Texas firm Dibon Solutions has been indicted by federal authorities for using the H-1B visa system to create an as needed" work force.

New CIS Study Ties Unemployment to Illegal Immigration

Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 10:48 AM EDT

A new study from the Center for Immigration Studies has found that current U.S. unemployment is disproportionately affecting lesser educated Americans, and therefore they are most impacted by the presence of 11 million illegal aliens who tend to be lesser educated as well.

Study: Two-Thirds of Jobs Picked Up by Immigrants, Illegal Aliens

Thursday, November 1, 2012, 12:44 PM EDT

A study by the Center for Immigration Studies concludes two-thirds of the net increase in employment since President Obama took office has gone to immigrants and illegal aliens. The analysis calls into question the wisdom of bringing in more than one million new legal immigrants each year.

New TV Ad Asks 'Why Admit More Immigrant Workers When Recent College Grads Can't Find Jobs'

Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 9:26 PM EDT

On Tuesday, NumbersUSA will launch a national TV ad in cable network news coverage of the Republican National Convention and of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Report Says U.S. has Too Many Scientists but Not Enough Jobs

Monday, July 9, 2012, 1:28 PM EDT

A recent report from the Washington Post finds that there are too many scientists living in the United States with too few jobs despite bipartisan support for increased immigration for foreign nationals with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

New Virginia Law to Publish Unemployment Rates of Recent College Grads

Friday, May 18, 2012, 9:44 AM EDT

Virginia State Capital
A new Virginia law that goes into effect next summer will publish the unemployment rates for recent graduates of the state's colleges and universities. The law, which passed almost unanimously through both chambers of the Virginia state legislature and was signed into law by Gov.

American Teens Finding it Harder to Get a Job

Friday, May 4, 2012, 6:35 AM EDT

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the workforce participation rate among American teens has dropped by 10% to just 25% over the last 5 years. The participation rate was consistently near 50% during the 1980s and '90s, but has dropped steadily since then.

Think Tank Study Says Canada Should Reduce Immigration During Recession

Thursday, April 5, 2012, 3:07 PM EDT

A recent study shows that Canada's high immigration flows during tough economic times has contributed to the poor performance of newcomers over the past 30 years.

Manufacturers Move to Train and Hire U.S. Workers

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 10:27 AM EDT

A recent op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal has identified a major labor shortage in the U.S. manufacturing sector, but instead of calling for more foreign workers, the op-ed suggests some in the industry are finding ways to train unemployed Americans to fill the

Sen. Grassley Tells Pres. Obama That High-Skilled Workers are Struggling to Find Work

Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 8:51 AM EDT

Sen. Chuck Grassley
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who serves as the Ranking Member of the Senate Immigration Subcommittee, sent a letter to Pres. Obama telling him that Jennifer Wedel's story of her unemployed engineer husband is not an isolated case, but a wider, national issue. Sen.

Obama Administration Announces Initiatives to Attract More Highly-Skilled Foreign Workers

Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 12:45 PM EDT

The Department of Homeland Security announced a series of reforms that reflect the Obama Administration's continuing commitment to attracting and retaining highly-skilled immigrants. The Administration's new initiatives will lead to increased work permits for foreign workers

France Cutting LEGAL Immigration By 10%

Monday, January 2, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT

On January 1st, new immigration rules took effect in France that will cut legal immigration by ten percent and make becoming a citizen more difficult.  Interior Minister Claude Guéant plans to achieve the cuts by reducing the number of work visas given out each year and slowing family reunificatio

USCIS Data: U.S. Companies Hiring Foreign Workers at Record Pace Despite 8.6% Unemployment Rate

Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 12:11 PM EDT

With a U.S. unemployment rate at 8.6%, one would expect that many of the high paying job openings available domestically are a positive sign for jobless Americans. However, that has not been the case. According to data from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services department, U.S.

New CIS Study Finds That Recent Jobs Created in Texas Went to New Immigrants

Thursday, September 22, 2011, 11:06 AM EDT

Gov. Rick Perry
New research by Dr. Steve Camarota at the Center for Immigration Studies finds that 81% of the jobs created in Texas between the years 2007 and 2011 went to newly-arrived immigrants. Conclusions were based on an analysis of data from the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey.

Study Finds That Large Group of College-Educated Immigrants are Underemployed or Unemployed

Monday, March 28, 2011, 2:20 PM EDT

Updated research from the Migration Policy Institute found that an estimated 1.2 million college-educated immigrants in the United States were underemployed, while another 350,000 were unemployed.

Senators Grassley and Durbin Outline Concerns on H-1B Fraud

Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 10:43 AM EDT

Sens. Grassley and Durbin
Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) have sent a letter to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, outlining their concerns of abuse within the H-1B visa program.

New GAO Report Exposes H-1B Visa Abuse

Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 7:50 AM EDT

A new report issued by the Government Accountability Office exposes the abuse of the H-1B Visa program, a program that offers up to 65,000 three-year visas per year to be issued to highly-skilled foreign workers.

Union Protests Use of Foreign Labor at MLK Memorial

Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 4:53 PM EDT

Washington, D.C. area bricklayers are upset that stonemasons from China are being used to build the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on the National Mall, the Washington Post reports.

Federal Reserve Chairman Says Jobless Rate Unlikely to Improve in Near Future

Thursday, July 22, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

Fed. Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress on Wednesday that the Jobless Rate will likely stay above 7% for the remainder of Pres. Obama's first term. He said it will take a "significant amount of time" for the economy to create the 8.5 million jobs lost during the recession.

Congressional Jobs Caucus Criticizes Administration and Stands up for Unemployed Americans

Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 12:47 PM EDT

Reps. Smith, Myrick, and Miller
The Members of the Reclaim American Jobs Caucus sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder responding to a brief filed by the Justice Department urging the Supreme Court to review Arizona's E-Verify law.

Rep. Steve King Challenges Obama Administration on Worksite Enforcement

Thursday, May 6, 2010, 2:32 PM EDT

Rep. Steve King
Ranking Member of the House Immigration Subcommittee Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is challenging the Obama Administration for its handling of worksite enforcement. In an op-ed released by Rep.

New Study Finds That Immigration Creates Problems for Black Communities

Monday, April 12, 2010, 6:13 PM EDT

A new study conducted by an LSU sociology professor and doctoral student finds that immigration, specifically the influx of Latino workers, increases unemployment and violence in Black communities.

Study Shows Dutch People Afraid to Speak out Against High Costs of Immigration

Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 4:12 PM EDT

A new study by Dutch social scientist Jan van de Beek shows that many Dutch are worried about the high costs of immigration, but are afraid to speak out.

Reps. Lamar Smith, Sue Myrick and Gary Miller Announce 'Reclaim American Jobs Caucus'

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

On Friday, March 19, US Representatives Lamar Smith (TX-21), Gary Miller (CA-42) and Sue Myrick (NC-09) will announce the formation of a new caucus, the Reclaim American Jobs Caucus.

These 12 Are 5-for-5 -- Backing ALL the Top Immigration-Reduction Bills

Friday, March 5, 2010, 10:38 AM EDT

NumbersUSA has now awarded a dozen "5/5 Blue Ribbons" to the Members of Congress who have thrown their name and support behind the five active bills that most likely resolve the majority of our nation's immigration problems. Nearly half of them are from Georgia and North Carolina.

Sign the Petition to Reduce Welfare Rolls

Friday, February 12, 2010, 8:37 AM EDT

Approximately 1/2 of immigrant households (both legal and illegal) with kids access welfare services, primarily food and Medicaid. Many argue that immigration is a social issue, but it's a fiscal issue as well.

Senators Urge Majority Leader Reid to Include Immigration-Related Amendments in Jobs Bill

Friday, February 5, 2010, 7:55 AM EDT

Sen. Jeff Sessions
Majority Leader Harry Reid has said the Senate's focus will be on passing a jobs bill with bi-partisan support. Eight Republican Senators, led by Sen. Jeff Sessions, sent Sen. Reid a letter on Thursday asking him to include immigration-related provisions in the jobs bill.

Former Rep. Virgil Goode Calls for Immigration Moratorium

Monday, December 14, 2009, 12:07 PM EDT

Virgil Goode
Former Virginia Rep. Virgil Goode used an op-ed published on several conservative websites to call for an immigration moratorium. Goode joins NumbersUSA and several Republican Congressmen who made the same call during a Congressional Forum last month.

Former Presidential Candidate Pat Buchanan Agrees with Immigration Suspension

Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 11:49 AM EDT

Pat Buchanan
In a blog published on his website, Pat Buchanan commented on the fact that immigration was not even considered at last week's Job Summit hosted by the White House. Buchanan said an immigration suspension would have "the most immediate and dramatic impact."

REP. SMITH OP-ED: Obama Doing Nothing To Recover Stolen Jobs

Thursday, December 3, 2009, 10:37 AM EDT

Rep. Lamar Smith
In a bold, aggressive op-ed today in Politico, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) challenged the sincerity of the President's Jobs Summit today because it is unlikely to look at putting up to 8 million unemployed Americans back to work by removing illegal aliens from their jobs.

Struggling Economy Continues to Impact America's Jobless

Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 12:53 PM EDT

Several new reports show that the struggling economy is having a terrible impact on America's Jobless. The news comes at the same time that Rasmussen Reports revealed some troubling survey results.

Immigration Suspension Urged During Congressional Testimony

Thursday, November 19, 2009, 7:45 PM EDT

In a congressional forum Thursday, NumbersUSA President Roy Beck urged Members of Congress to immediately introduce and pass legislation to suspend most immigration in light of the nation's 10.2% U-3 unemployment rate.

Jobless Rate Hits 10.2%

Friday, November 6, 2009, 9:45 AM EDT

The unemployment rate rose to its highest level since 1983, with 10.2% of Americans out of work in October. About 190,000 jobs were cut during the month, while the federal government imported 125,000 foreign workers over the same period of time.

Jobless Rate Continues to Increase

Friday, October 2, 2009, 10:15 AM EDT

Jobless claims in the United States increased a little more in September, reaching 9.8 percent. The Labor Department reported a loss of 263,000 jobs during the month, 80,000 more than expected.

42 States Lost Jobs in August

Friday, September 18, 2009, 3:37 PM EDT

Nearly all 50 states experienced increased unemployment in the month of August, up significantly from July.

U.S. Seeks $5 Million in H-1B Fraud Case

Wednesday, September 2, 2009, 12:34 PM EDT

The U.S. government is seeking nearly $5 from a New Jersey tech firm indicted for H-1B visa fraud. Vision Systems of South Plainfield is accused of using an Iowa-based shell company to underpay H-1B workers.

New CIS Reports Examine Workplace Composition and Unemployment Numbers

Monday, August 17, 2009, 12:25 PM EDT

Two new reports published by the Center for Immigration Studies examines the jobs that Americans supposedly won't do and takes a closer look at the unemployment rates for lesser educated native-born Americans.

Unemployed Americans Looking for Farm Work

Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 1:31 PM EDT

With the nation's unemployment rate rising above 9.5 percent and more than 15 million American workers looking for a job, many of them are turning to fruit orchards and vegetable fields to make ends meet.

Jobless Numbers Worsen in June

Thursday, July 2, 2009, 10:05 AM EDT

Another 467,000 jobs were cut last month raising the nation's jobless rate to 9.5 percent. The cuts were more than 100,000 expected by analysts as the number of unemployed U.S. citizens nears 15 million.

NumbersUSA Recognizes the Original Sponsors of the SAFE Act of 2009

Updated Monday, June 8, 2009, 4:00 PM EDT

Rep. Bob Goodlatte
There were 26 original cosponsors when Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced the SAFE of 2009 (H.R.2305). The bill would put an end to the Visa Lottery, which awards 50,000 green cards per year without regard to merit.

Sen. Grassley: Foreign Student Work Program Abused, Potential Security Risk

Monday, March 10, 2014, 6:49 PM EDT

The Government Accounting Office released a report on a work program for foreign students that Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, says “not only calls into question the department's oversight of the program, but also whether such lack of oversight is a serious national security risk." Sen.

Singapore Guest Worker Riot Fans Discontent Over Foreign Labor Reliance, Quick Population Growth

Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

Singapore’s massive use of guest workers, and the country’s related quick population growth, have become hot political issues. The government has taken minor action to reduce the number of guest workers used but the recent guest worker riot is likely to spur further debate.

NY Times Op-Ed: Zuckerberg's immigration 'humanitarianism' hurts poorer countries

Monday, December 2, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT

A recent op-ed published in the New York Times by Paul Collier, a professor of economics and public policy at the Blavantnik School of Government at Oxford Universityin England, says that the migration of individuals from poorer countries can help the countries they came from if they return, but it

The Who's Roger Daltrey Slams Britain's Former Open Borders Policy

Monday, November 18, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

Roger Daltrey, the lead singer of the Who, has blasted the former Labour-led government of the United Kingdom for allowing in large numbers of foreign workers.  Daltrey, who has also criticized the current government for failing to tackle high immigration numbers said immigration has "undercut

Tech Firm to Pay $34 Million Fine to Settle Visa Fraud

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

Indian tech firm Infosys is to pay a $34 million fine to settle visa fraud charges with the Justice Department.

57.5 Million Working-Age Americans Not Working in Second Quarter of 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 9:38 AM EDT

New anaylsis from the Center for Immigration Studies has determined that 57.5 million native-born Americans between the ages of 16 and 65 were not working during the second quarter of 2013. That figure is up 17 million from the second quarter of 2000.

Employment Agency Cites Job Shortage in Tech Industry

Friday, July 26, 2013, 7:03 AM EDT

Bright, a company that collects resumes and attempts to match job seekers to open jobs, has found a large number of tech workers are looking for work in STEM fields despite claims that there is a shortage of high-skilled workers.

Tech Engineers Union Announces Opposition to Gang of Eight's Amnesty

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) has written a letter to members of the U.S. Senate asking them to oppose the immigration bill, S. 744.

700,000 Guest-Worker Visas Issued in 2012

Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 11:23 AM EDT

A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies has found that the United States issued nearly 700,000 guest-worker visas in 2012.

Clemson Professor Says South Carolina Doesn't Need More Foreign STEM Workers

Monday, March 18, 2013, 9:50 AM EDT

An op-ed written by Clemson Professor Mark Thies and published in the Greenville News says the number of U.S. students enrolled at Clemson in STEM fields is up 60 percent over the past five years.

EPI Study: Business Wrong to Claim Need for More Workers

Friday, January 25, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

The Economic Policy Institute’s analysis of recent jobs data undermines the common business theme that employers are not hiring because they can’t find enough qualified workers.

House votes down motion to increase foreign workers with no visa offsets

Friday, November 30, 2012, 12:27 PM EDT

During consideration of H.R. 6429, a bill that would replace the Visa Lottery with green cards for foreign students who graduate from U.S. colleges or universities with an advanced degree in a STEM field, Rep.

Immigrants’ Job Picture Brighter Under Obama Than For the Native Born

Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 1:28 PM EDT

Under the Obama Administration, immigrants have fared better at finding jobs than the native born. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data indicate that as of August 2012, over 1.7 million immigrants found jobs during Obama’s term while only 418,000 native-born Americans did.

Tech firm says tech layoffs hit 3-year high during first half of 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 9:47 AM EDT

A report issued on Monday by the tech placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas says that tech layoffs in the United States hit its highest level in three years during the first half of 2012.

House Introduces Companion Bill of Senate's Startup Act 2.0

Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 12:15 PM EDT

The House-version of the Senate's Startup Act 2.0 was introduced by a group of Members from both sides of the aisle today. The bipartisan group of House members behind the bill includes Republicans Michael Grimm (N.Y.), Kevin Yoder (Kan.), Devin Nunes (Calif.) and Robert Dold (Ill.) and Democrats L

State Department to Strengthen Oversight Over Work-Visa Program

Monday, May 7, 2012, 4:01 PM EDT

The State Department last week announced major changes to the J-1 Summer Work and Travel Program, which include new rules that would protect American workers. 

Global High-Tech Firm Accused of Visa Fraud

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 4:34 PM EDT

Information Technology firm and high-tech industry powerhouse, Infosys, is being accused of bringing low-paid foreign wokers to the U.S.

Sen. Grassley: Reform the U.S. Visa System to Give American Graduates More Job Opportunities

Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 4:43 PM EDT

Senator Chuck Grassley
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote an op-ed that was published in The Daily Iowan calling for fixes to the nation's visa system that would help make it easier for American college graduates to find jobs this spring.

Sen. Grassley’s H-1B Reform Proposal Would Close Loophole Hurting U.S. Workers

Friday, February 10, 2012, 3:58 PM EDT

Sen. Charles Grassley’s H-1B reform proposal would close a loophole in the program that allows some businesses to forego recruiting U.S. workers, according the Rochester Institute of Technology Professor Ron Hira. Right now, employers are not required to recruit U.S.

Wedels Not Satisfied With Getting A Job From the White House, Want H-1B Policy Change

Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

The White House is following up on an offer made by President Obama for Darin Wedel, a semiconductor engineer, according to a report by Computer World.

In the U.K., Committee Admits Immigration Keeps Britons Out of Work

Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 10:50 AM EDT

For every four non-European Union migrants in the U.K., one Briton is displaced from the labor market, according to the Migration Advisory Committee. The report, which is the first of its kind to look at the impact of immigration in the U.K., found that immigration has kept

Watch and Listen to our Iowa TV and Radio Ads

Friday, December 16, 2011, 8:12 PM EDT

Click on the headline to get to the radio and TV ads that NumbersUSA is running virtually non-stop in Iowa until the "first in the nation" Caucuses on Jan.

Rep. Peter DeFazio Stands up for Unemployed Americans Amid Visa Abuse

Thursday, November 3, 2011, 12:34 PM EDT

Rep. Peter DeFazio
Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) spoke out against Oregonian forestry contractors who used stimulus money to hire legal foreign workers instead of unemployed Americans. Earlier this year, Rep. DeFazio introduced the bi-partisan Electronic Employment Eligibility

Gallup Poll Shows Plurality of Americans Want to Reduce Overall Immigration Levels

Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 1:38 PM EDT

A new survey conducted by Gallup finds that a plurality of Americans favor reducing overall immigration levels. The poll released earlier today reveals that 43% of Americans thing overall immigration should be reduced while only 18% think overall immigration levels should be

Illegal Alien Population Remained Steady in 2010

Friday, February 25, 2011, 12:18 PM EDT

A report from the Department of Homeland Security reveals that the illegal alien population in the United States remained steady from January 2009 to January 2010. According to the report, the number of illegal aliens increased slightly from 10.75 million in 2009 to 10.79 million in 2010.

15 More Countries Eligibile for Temporary Guest Worker Visas

Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 8:43 AM EDT

Fifteen countries have been added to the list of countries eligible for H-2A and H-2B visas, including Barbados, Estonia, Fiji, Hungary, Kiribati, Latvia, Macedonia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

Tech Firm Says it Will Hire Americans After H-1B Settlement

Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 11:49 AM EDT

Peri Software in Newark, N.J. says its new goal is hire only American workers for all of its domestic positions after settling an H-1B case with the federal government. Peri was forced to pay nearly $700,000 in back wages to H-1B workers after violating federal rules.

Shocking Pew Study: Foreign Workers Gain All New Jobs As Native Workers Continue To Lose

Friday, October 29, 2010, 1:26 PM EDT

A new study released by the Pew Hispanic Center shows that foreign workers continue to gain jobs while native workers lose jobs

Current Immigration Policy Likely to Extend Jobs Recession

Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 2:03 PM EDT

Blogger David Frum
Journalist and blogger David Frum commented on a recent Washington Post blog that concludes it will take more than 11 years for the economy to generate the number of jobs needed to replace the jobs lost in the current recession and create jobs for the average population growth of 125,000 per month.

Congressional Committee Report Says Hispanic Unemployment Rate Hit Hardest by Recession

Thursday, May 6, 2010, 4:57 PM EDT

A new report released by Congress' Joint Economic Committee says the unemployment rate since the start of the recession has been especially harsh among Hispanics because they are disproportionately represented in the job sectors that were hit the hardest.

Requests for H-1B Visas Drop Significantly

Monday, April 19, 2010, 3:56 PM EDT

As of last week, there have only been 13,500 requests for H-1B visas since the federal government opened up the application process on April 1.

1.1 Million New Green Cards Issued in 2009

Friday, April 9, 2010, 10:37 AM EDT

While nearly 3 million Americans lost their jobs in 2009, the federal government issued more than 1 million new Green Cards over the same period of time.

Reclaim American Jobs Caucus Introduction

Friday, March 19, 2010, 3:32 PM EDT

Reps. Gary Miller, Lamar Smith, and Sue Myrick have formed the Reclaim American Jobs Caucus

Unemployment Rate Increases in 30 States Plus District of Columbia

Thursday, March 11, 2010, 8:19 AM EDT

The statewide January unemployment rate worsened in 30 states, including the District of Columbia according to a new report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Five states reported record unemployment numbers -- California, South Carolina, Florida, North Carolina and Georgia.

Senate Passes Jobs Bill That Rewards Businesses for Hiring Illegal Aliens

Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 12:11 PM EDT

The Senate passed legislation today that is the first part of a Jobs package aimed at helping America's 15 million unemployed. But the first bill, H.R.2847, will offer tax credits to employers who hire new workers, including illegal aliens.

20,000 Jobs Lost in January

Friday, February 5, 2010, 8:34 AM EDT

The overall unemployment rate dropped to 9.7% in January, but the job market shed 20,000 more jobs than it created. For the second straight month, the number of jobs lost outnumbered the jobs created, while 7 to 8 million illegal aliens remain in the U.S. workforce.

Jobless Rate Remains the Same, but 85,000 More Jobs Cut in December

Friday, January 8, 2010, 3:16 PM EDT

The jobless rate for December remained at a steady 10%, but 85,000 more jobs were cut during the month. The number of job cuts was higher than expected and a retreat from November's data when 4,000 jobs were created according to the labor department.

1 in 6 American Workers is Foreign Born

Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 3:09 PM EDT

A report from the United States Census Bureau revealed that 1 in every 6 workers in the United States is foreign born. It's the highest proportion since immigration levels were reduced in the 1920s.

Jobless Numbers Improve, But Obama Still Not Listening

Friday, December 4, 2009, 10:00 AM EDT

Pres. Obama
For the first time in two years, the unemployment rate dropped, going from 10.2% in October to 10% in November.

Rep. Steve King: Immigration Enforcement A Boon To American Workers

Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 2:58 PM EDT

Rep. Steve King
"So when the federal government has been engaged in enforcement, the boon to American workers has been obvious," says Rep. Steve King of Iowa.

Rep. Poe Pushes for Lower Immigration Levels and Increased Border Security

Monday, November 30, 2009, 12:05 PM EDT

Rep. Ted Poe
Congressman (and former judge) Ted Poe addressed the need for an Immigration Suspension during his opening statement at the Congressional Forum two weeks ago. Poe spoke of the impact that immigration has on the American taxpayer and rising federal deficits.

Congressional Forum to Discuss Impact of High Immigration on Unemployment

Thursday, November 19, 2009, 7:01 AM EDT

NumbersUSA Founder and President Roy Beck will be testifying on Thursday in front of a Congressional Forum.

High Unemployment and More Gov't Scrutiny Leads to Fewer H-1B Visas

Friday, October 30, 2009, 6:33 AM EDT

With more than 15 million jobless Americans, the federal government has closer scrutinized foreign worker visa requests. Tech companies have relied less on high skilled workers from abroad, and instead, have tried to hire Americans to fill open jobs.

Sen. Grassley Asks USCIS to Eliminate H-1B Fraud

Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 10:50 AM EDT

Sen. Chuck Grassley
Sen. Chuck Grassley has sent a letter to Citizenship and Immigration Services, asking the department's director to hold employers accountable for extensive fraud and abuse in the H-1B visa program.

American Workers Continue to Pick up Jobs Left Vacant by Immigration Raids

Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 12:25 PM EDT

A new report in USA Today finds that unemployed U.S. citizens continue to fill up jobs left vacant by immigration raids, particularly at meatpacking and poultry plants. The reports says that plants impacted by the raids were back up and running at full capacity within months of the raids.

UK to Cut Skilled Labor Influx to Protect Jobs

Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 2:18 PM EDT

The British government's independent Migration Advisory Committee has recommended the government cut the flow of skilled migrant labor by 10% to protect British jobs

Americans Doing Jobs "Americans Won't Do"

Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 2:59 PM EDT

A report in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says that Americans are more willing to take jobs they wouldn't otherwise do in a tough economy.

Illegal Aliens Find Little Resistance when Self-Deporting

Monday, July 13, 2009, 10:22 AM EDT

One impact the sour U.S. economy is having is that many illegal aliens are self-deporting.

Nursing Shortage Creates Debate Between Importing Foreign Nurses or Improving US Conditions

Monday, June 22, 2009, 12:58 PM EDT

According to a Business Week report, there are more than 100,000 open nursing positions in the United States with more nurses likely needed should the Obama Administration successfully reform health care this summer, which would insure millions of uninsured Americans.

Jobless Claims Climb to 9.4%

Friday, June 5, 2009, 9:07 AM EDT

Jobless numbers increased again in May, reaching a 26-year high of 9.4%. The job market cut another 345,000 jobs last month, bringing the total of jobless Americans to 14.5 million.

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H-1B visa program is not attracting the best and brightest workers, new EPI paper finds

In the News - Thursday, February 28, 2013

H-1B guest worker visas are not a useful way to drive U.S. innovation, a new EPI paper finds. In Are foreign students the ‘best and brightest’? Data and implications for immigration policy, Norman Matloff, a professor of computer science at the University of California, Davis, discusses the H-1B program, which allows employers to temporarily hire foreign STEM workers.
H-1B visas are often described as a way to attract the “best and brightest” to American shores, but many employers use the H-1B program as a source of cheap, compliant labor.
Contrary to the claims of industry lobbyists, H-1B workers are no more distinguished than their U.S. peers. Instead, employers prefer to hire foreign workers over similarly qualified U.S. workers, because legal loopholes in how the “prevailing wage” is calculated let them save on labor costs.

By Norm Matloff --

H-1B guest worker visas are not a useful way to drive U.S. innovation, a new EPI paper finds. In Are foreign students the ‘best and brightest’? Data and implications for immigration policy, Norman Matloff, a professor of computer science at the University of California, Davis, discusses the H-1B program, which allows employers to temporarily hire foreign STEM workers.   H-1B visas are often described as a way to attract the “best and brightest” to American shores, but many employers use the H-1B program as a source of cheap, compliant labor.   Contrary to the claims of industry lobbyists, H-1B workers are no more distinguished than their U.S. peers. Instead, employers prefer to hire foreign workers over similarly qualified U.S. workers, because legal loopholes in how the “prevailing wage” is calculated let them save on labor costs. The H-1B visa also ties workers to their employer, effectively rendering them captive for the duration of their visa. The H-1B program does not encourage U.S. employers to hire outstanding talent or the best and brightest workers.

By Norm Matloff --

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Willing Workers, Willing Employer in Minot, N.D.

In the News - Thursday, December 6, 2012

The AP reports that the home-improvement store Menards has had so much trouble staffing its store in booming Minot, N.D., that’s it’s going to hire people in its home base in Wisconsin and fly them to North Dakota and back each week. The starting wage will be $13 an hour, as opposed to the $7.25 minimum wage the firm pays elsewhere, and the workers will be put up in hotels and given meal vouchers.

By Mark Krikorian - National Review

Fix immigration system to benefit Americans

In the News - Friday, May 25, 2012

In his recent op-ed Alex Nowrasteh argues that we should increase our legal immigration system and grant amnesty to illegal immigrants in order to bolster our sluggish economy (“Free markets require increased legal immigration,” Wednesday). There is a consensus among nonpartisan economists that low-skilled immigrants, both legal and illegal, are a fiscal drain on taxpayers.

The Washington Times -- Rep. Lamar Smith

Recent Immigrants a "Huge Burden" on Taxpayers, Fraser Institute

In the News - Thursday, March 15, 2012

Recent Immigrants to Canada are a huge drain on the country's economy, a conservative think-tank said Thursday. Immigrants who arrived in Canada between 1987 and 2004 rreceived about $6,000 more in government services per person in 2005 than they paid taxes, according to a new report from the Fraser Institute.

By early spring, this year's summer jobs for college kids are gone

In the News - Sunday, March 11, 2012

Although it seems like only yesterday, six months have passed since last August when foreign-born student workers exposed the Hershey Company's abuse of the State Department's Summer Work Travel (SWT) program.

College students from Turkey, Moldova and China as well as other nations came at their own expense to work at Hershey allegedly to promote "lasting and meaningful relationships" with their American peers.

In reality, SWT turned out to be just another cheap labor program that allows multimillion dollar corporations to exploit unsuspecting workers. The disappointed students who came to the United States on J-1 visas spent last summer lifting 50 pound pallets of candy bars, often on the night shift, for small money.

By JOE GUZZARDI -- The Jersey Journal

Working-age poor population highest since '60s

In the News - Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Working-age America is the new face of poverty.

Counting adults 18-64 who were laid off in the recent recession as well as single twenty-somethings still looking for jobs, the new working-age poor represent nearly 3 out of 5 poor people — a switch from the early 1970s when children made up the main impoverished group.

By HOPE YEN -- Associated Press

Working-age America is the new face of poverty.

Counting adults 18-64 who were laid off in the recent
recession as well as single twenty-somethings still looking for jobs, the new
working-age poor represent nearly 3 out of 5 poor people — a switch from
the early 1970s when children made up the main impoverished group.

While much of the shift in poverty is due to demographic
changes — Americans are having fewer children than before — the
now-weakened economy and limited government safety net for workers are heightening
the effect.

By HOPE YEN -- Associated Press

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Cut immigration during recessions: study

In the News - Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Canada should reduce immigration during deep economic recession, say the authors of a detailed analysis of the earnings of immigrants over their first 10 years in the country that also touts the benefits of selecting newcomers based on earning potential.

By Adrian Humphreys -- National Post (Canada)

Canada should reduce immigration during deep economic recession, say the
authors of a detailed analysis of the earnings of immigrants over their
first 10 years in the country that also touts the benefits of selecting
newcomers based on earning potential.

should emphasize skill-assessed immigrants because their earning power
“consistently and substantially” out-performed other classes of
newcomers, the study says.

By Adrian Humphreys -- National Post (Canada)

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African-American Middle Class Eroding As Unemployment Rate Soars

In the News - Thursday, July 28, 2011

The unemployment situation across America is bad, no doubt. But for African-Americans in some cities, this is not the great recession. It’s the Great Depression.

Take Charlotte, N.C., for example. It is a jewel of the “new South.” The largest financial center outside of New York City, it's the showcase for next year’s Democratic National Convention. It was a land of hope and opportunity for many blacks with a four-year college degree or higher.

According to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute, in Charlotte, N.C., the unemployment rate for African-Americans is 19.2 percent. If you add in people who have given up looking for jobs, that number exceeds 20 percent, which, according to economists Algernon Austin and William Darity, has effectively mired blacks in a depression.

By John Roberts -- Fox News

Obama talks Libya, immigration at education town hall

In the News - Monday, March 28, 2011

As for immigration, Obama told attendees at the event sponsored by the Univision television network that it is not appropriate to grant "temporary protected status" to undocumented workers. Obama said he cannot suspend deportations by executive order.

The president said deportation of criminals is up 70%, while deportation of non-criminals is down.

Education also came up as Obama told the crowd at a Washington high school that he is working for the DREAM Act, which would create a path to citizenship for children of illegal immigrants who seek college degrees.

By David Jackson -- USA TODAY

IBD Poll Suggests 30 Million Americans Seeking Job

In the News - Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Since November 2010, the unemployment rate has tumbled from 9.8% to 8.9% in February. That seems to signal a return to healthy job growth. But is it real?

While unemployment has fallen nearly a full percentage point, just 407,000 payroll jobs have been created — a mere 0.3% rise.

How can that be? Maybe it's because the real jobless rate — which includes those unemployed Americans so discouraged they've stopped looking — is higher than 8.9%. Much higher.



59% of Americans Oppose Increases in Visas to Foreign Workers with Advanced Degrees

Protect Jobs and Wages - Monday, October 10, 2011

In October 2011, the Washington Post asked 1,000 adults if they would support an increase in visas to foreign workers with advanced degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. 59% say they oppose such a plan. Of the respondents who say they lean Republican, 63% say they oppose such a plan.

Washington Post Poll

Transatlantic Trends: Immigration

Protect Jobs and Wages Support Tougher Enforcement - Tuesday, November 18, 2008

When asked about what governments should do to address illegal immigration, 83% of respondents supported stronger border controls, 74% supported cracking down on employers, and 68% supported deportation.

The German Marshall Fund of the United States, 2008

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Rasmussen Poll reveals Americans Angry over Immigration

Oppose Amnesty Support Tougher Enforcement - Friday, November 7, 2008

Twenty-six of respondents are angry over immigration policy in the United States.

Sixty-two percent say gaining control of the borders is more important than legalizing the status of undocumented workers.


December 2010

Jobless Numbers - Friday, July 2, 2010

Overall Unemployment Rate

9.4% -- 14.4 million Americans


Unemployment Rate among Black Americans



Unemployment Rate among Hispanics



Unemployment Rate among Teenagers



U-6 Unemployment Rate

(includes unemployed Americans, those who have settled for part-time work, and those who have given up their job search altogether)


Total Jobs lost in December 2010