New Pew Report Confirms VDARE.COM`s Rubenstein: Hispanic Immigrants Undercutting, Displacing Americans—And Not Just In Agriculture

When I took this job at VDARE.COM, I was assured there
would be no math. As I have

mentioned before
, I failed every

statistics course
I ever took…some more than once.

In spite of my mathematical ineptitude, even I
understood (and was startled by) the numbers from the

Latino Labor Report
issued this morning by the Pew
Hispanic Research Center.

How many times have we been told that illegal immigrants
(usually referred to as

“foreign-born workers”
or as I like to call them

“likely Democrat voters”)

are not taking jobs away from American workers?

They do the

jobs nobody else will do

need them
…Americans are

…blah, blah, blah.

Right…and how they only take the back-breaking jobs in
the agriculture industry such as

picking lettuce

shaking nut trees
—and of course this information
comes to us almost subliminally via the


always maudlin
Mainstream Media (MSM) in

that say something like this: 


12 year-old Maria
—who lives in a

one room apartment
with the

15 relatives
she supports with her meager

$2/hr wage
—sustained a

when she fell from the top of a twenty
foot walnut tree…in other news, there will be no lettuce
this year thanks to

increased border security measures

Sean Penn
is organizing a vegetarian march in
Washington later this week.

As such, it may surprise you to hear (actually it won`t
because you`ve been reading VDARE.COM`s

Eddy Rubenstein
) that this kind of comment is—to put
it politely—untrue.

According to the Latino Labor Report,

  • The

    Latino labor force
    added 867,000 workers between
    the second quarters of 2005 and 2006, more than any
    other group.

  • The

    white labor force
    increased by 781,000, or only
    0.8%, between the second quarters of 2005 and 2006.

The Pew report does
not at any point make reference to illegal immigrants.
But it does use the term “foreign-born” which
(when referring to Hispanics)

very often
means the same thing.

Over the
previous 12-month period, the “overall employment”
for Latinos

increased by 993,000
—that`s an increase of 5.3% in
one year.

Interestingly enough, the report mentions that, while
Hispanics make up only 13% of the U.S. labor force, they
accounted for 37% of the total increase in employment.

Hmm…so all
those new

jobs created in the Bush recovery
—they`re going to
whom? Americans? Yeah,

not so much

And all
these new “foreign-born” workers are flocking to
the lettuce fields and

saving us from starvation,
right? Again—not so

Hispanics had the most job gains in construction
(417,000), followed by business and professional
services (179,000). Together, those two industries
accounted for almost three-quarters (74%) of all

jobs gained
by foreign born Latinos between 2005 and

(By the
way, the “Business and Professional Services”
category may sound like

but actually includes


since 2003 more than one million foreign-born
Latinos have found jobs in the construction industry

Between 2003 and 2006, 9 out of 10

construction jobs
(93%) picked up by Latinos went to
foreign-born workers.

Gee, I wonder why that

Maybe this is the
reason: The report maintains that while there has been
an overall wage increase for Latinos, “foreign-born
Hispanics, the dominant factor in the Latino labor pool,
experienced a decline in the median wage.”

Talk about a plot
twist…I never would have guessed that

accepting lower wages
was behind the Hispanic
employment spurt! 

As Congress continues
to debate the issue, hopefully there will be at least
one Member who reads this latest report (or has it read
to them) before they vote on any “guest worker”

Here`s a hint:

We don`t need anymore
guest workers…we need American workers!

Bryanna Bevens [email
her] is a political consultant and former chief of staff
for a member of the California State Assembly.