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Immigrants Filling More Than Half Of New Jobs, House Report Finds

James King, MPA
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The House Budget Committee has released a report indicating that more than half of all new jobs in the United States are being taken by immigrants, including those who are in the country illegally. The report comes after the Labor Department’s May jobs report, which showed a slight dip in labor participation from 62.7% in April to 62.5% in May, and a small increase in the unemployment rate from 3.9% to 4%.

Despite the creation of 272,000 new jobs in May, the House report noted that the number of unemployed individuals in the country increased from 6.5 million in April to 6.6 million. The Washington Times reported that immigrants have filled 840,000 new jobs since November.

Committee chairman Jodey Arrington criticized the Biden administration, stating, “Reports show that upwards of half the job gains under Biden have come from illegal immigrants, which belies a far weaker economy than Democrats want you to believe. Biden’s illegal immigrant crisis has conveniently served as a ‘two-for’ – shoring up his vote tally and padding his dismal unemployment numbers.”


While Democrats celebrated the overall state of the economy and emphasized 40 months of strong job growth, House Republicans criticized the report, noting that certain demographics, such as Asian Americans, blacks, and Hispanics, saw an increase in unemployment in May.

The report has sparked fresh debates about immigration and its impact on the U.S. job market, with Republicans accusing the Biden administration of using illegal immigration to bolster economic figures and secure votes.