Now, I am under no illusions concerning what a crap economy we are in now, with real unemployment in the 15-20% range, but your numbers with "no..opinion" seem to be juxtaposed/presented to create a misleading impression.
28million+ jobs lost to overseas workers and 11.6 million illegal foreign workers in the U.S. adds to 40 million paying jobs? How? That is adding apples and oranges.
It only adds to nearly forty million jobs if every one of the illegal foreign workers filled a job that a citizen was formerly filling and lost to the foreign worker.
Also, the weight of the possibly combined numbers do not include any balance of what other jobs were created/gained to offset the lost jobs. What businesses and jobs were created at higher wages for citizen workers because of the cheap labor from illegal foreign workers?
Also, you are comparing a snapshot in time (total of illegal foreign workers) with a cumulative statistic over an undefined period of time.
On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 9:37 PM, James Reid <[address removed]>
FIrst there is NO spoken opinion on this but here are some real numbers...form your own.
attached is the DHS estimates of illegal foreign workers in the US (california) to 2008
> 11.6 million (2.56 million) <
and the US DOL number of lost US Jobs to off-shore (non-US) workers up to real 2004(est. 2009)
> 20.7 million (28.1 million) <
I think that adds up to a loss of around just under 40 million paying jobs up to 2009.
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