Immigration Brief: There Are No Jobs American't Won't Do

A detailed look at immigrants (legal and illegal) and natives across occupations

By Steven A. Camarota and Bryan Griffith on August 29, 2018

A new report by the Center for Immigration Studies provides analysis refuting the myth that there are jobs that Americans simply won't do. The report analyzes the 474 separate occupations defined by the Department of Commerce and finds that there are none completely dominated by immigrants (legal or illegal) and none in which illegal immigrants constitute the majority of the workforce. Therefore, speaking of "jobs Americans won't do" gives the false impression that the labor market is strictly segmented between immigrant and native jobs.

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