Jobs Americans Won’t Do Might Be Mythical

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

Over and over again, we seem to see that when political, media and academic elites agree on something, it stands a very good chance of not being true. “If immigrants ‘do jobs that Americans won’t do,’ we should be able to identify occupations in which the workers are nearly all foreign-born,” Steven A. Camarota, Jason Richwine, and Karen Zeigler point out in a study distributed by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). “However, among the 474 separate occupations defined by the Department of Commerce, we find only a handful of majority-immigrant occupations, and none completely dominated by immigrants (legal or illegal).”

“Furthermore, in none of the 474 occupations do illegal immigrants constitute a majority of workers.”Specifically, the “•Many occupations often thought to be worked overwhelmingly by immigrants (legal and illegal) are in fact majority native-born:

◦”Maids and housekeepers: 51 percent native-born

◦”Taxi drivers and chauffeurs: 54 percent native-born

◦”Butchers and meat processors: 64 percent native-born

◦”Grounds maintenance workers: 66 percent native-born

◦”Construction laborers: 65 percent native-born

◦”Janitors: 73 percent native-born”