|Statement||Patrick Henry Kellough and Jean L. Kellough.|
|Series||Public administration series--bibliography,, P 1704|
|Contributions||Kellough, Jean L.|
|LC Classifications||Z7164.A4 K45 1985, HD8081.A5 K45 1985|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||8 p. ;|
|LC Control Number||85233326|
Employment of immigrants in the United States. Washington: American Enterprise Institute, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Barry R Chiswick; American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. In the first of two companion books by Alexandra Diaz, Jaime, a young Guatemalan boy, must leave the dangerous circumstances in his home country behind and start the treacherous journey to the United States. Jaime’s story echoes the violent realities facing hundreds of thousands of immigrants across the globe every day. Data on the labor market behavior of nearly male illegal aliens apprehended in the Chicago metropolitan area indicated that the average alien was years old, had been in the United States an average of years, and received $ per hour (in ) as opposed to $ received by Mexican nationals and $ received by other by: In , there were million illegal immigrants working in the United States, 5% of total employment. Public attitudes on illegal immigrants working in the United States, 5% of total employment. Public attitudes on illegal immigrants vary from the view that they are impoverishing low-income legal residents by depriving them of jobs to the.
Establish supplemental procedures to reduce "off-the-books" employment by illegal aliens. As noted, it appears that roughly half of illegal immigrant workers are employed off the books. Illegal aliens come to the United States to take jobs that offer them greater opportunity, and they are often welcomed by U.S. employers who are able to hire them for wages lower than they would have to pay to hire U.S. workers. This employment is illegal under a law enacted in , but some employers ignore the law and hire illegal workers in the underground economy. Both low- and high-skilled natives are affected by the influx of immigrants. But because a disproportionate percentage of immigrants have few skills, it . There are an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants (“undocumented immigrants”) in the United States, and it is illegal for companies to employ them. The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will prosecute any employer found to have employed undocumented : K.
The high employment levels for the least educated immigrants indicate that employer demand for low-skilled labor remains high. There are still many jobs in the United States for low-skilled workers (Lockard and Wolf, ). Among the important reasons cited for this high demand have been the substantial shrinkage since of the U.S.-born. Immigrants have long been an integral part of the U.S. workforce. And while there isn't any one industry where immigrants make up the majority of workers, there are some jobs . In contrast to a points-based immigration system used in countries like Canada, the United States principally relies on employers to select skilled immigrants through programs like the H-1B visa. “There are many pros and cons for each route, with the employer-based approach allowing firms to find candidates they really want and also screen on. Immigrants, who can also be referred to as the "foreign-born", are defined as persons living in the United States who were not U.S. citizens at birth. This includes people who are naturalized American citizens, legal permanent residents (green card holders), illegal aliens, and people on long-term temporary visas such as students or guestworkers.