All employment gains among females since the Great Recession in 2007 went to foreign-born women, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
BLS data on women 16 and older show that the number of foreign-born workers with jobs increased by about 1.4 million since the recession began, compared with a decline of 143,000 in the number of U.S.-born women with jobs,
At the same time, the population of U.S.-born women increased by about 4.4 million, while the population of foreign-born women increased by about 2 million, according to Census Bureau data from March 2007 and March 2012. In others word, the U.S.-born population grew twice as much as the foreign-born population but suffered a net loss of jobs.
The foreign-born population of the U.S. has increased 325% since 1970, and the Census Bureau projects it will reach 51 million by 2023, which would be the largest share of total population ever recorded in American history. And by 2060 nearly one in five U.S. residents will be an immigrant — largely because of legal immigration, not illegal immigration — an analysis of the Census data by the Center for Immigration Studies found.
Of the top GOP presidential contenders, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is the only one even talking about limiting the flow of foreign workers rather than increasing it. Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, are all pushing for more foreign workers and more legal immigration overall.
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton said this week she wants to legalize everybody in the country as fast as possible and provide a path to citizenship for those who are here illegally.
This report, by Rachel Stoltzfoos, was cross-posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.