March 29, 2015

Where Do Illegals Work?

According to a recent study, illegals as a percentage comprise more of the construction, farming, service and transportation workers than native born Americans.

Europe, here we come.
Illegal immigrants in the U.S. hold a variety of jobs throughout the nation, helping it function in many ways.

Though more illegal immigrant workers hold fewer blue-collar jobs and more white-collar ones now than it did before the Great Recession, a solid majority still works in low-skilled service, construction and production companies, according to new Pew Research Center estimates.

For instance, the service industry is made up of 33 percent of illegal immigrants, compared to 17 percent of U.S.-born workers.

Story here.

More Pew research on illegals here.

And if they don't work? Judicial Watch has a few words to say about them.
[...]States where immigrant households with children have the highest welfare use rates are Arizona (62%), Texas, California and New York with 61% each and Pennsylvania(59%).The study focused on eight major welfare programs that cost the government $517 billion the year they were examined. 
They include Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for the disabled, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), a nutritional program known as Women, Infants and Children (WIC), food stamps, free/reduced school lunch, public housing and health insurance for the poor (Medicaid).Food assistance and Medicaid are the programs most commonly used by illegal immigrants, mainly on behalf of their American-born children who get automatic citizenship. 
On the other hand, legal immigrant households take advantage of every available welfare program, according to the study, which attributes it to low education level and resulting low income.The highest rate of welfare recipients come from the Dominican Republic (82 %), Mexico and Guatemala (75%) and Ecuador (70%), according to the report, which says welfare use tends to be high for both new arrivals and established residents.
More here on the report.

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