All of the net gains in in jobs since 2007 have gone to immigrants -- both legal and illegal -- according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies, meaning that fewer native-born Americans are working today than were at the end of 2007.
From November 2007 through November 2014, the number of employed native-born Americans has decreased more than 1.45 million, while the number of employed immigrants has risen by more than 2 million (as the immigrant population grew rapidly, too), according to data compiled by the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In a video produced by Campus Reform, students at George Washington University gleefully sign a petition to deport U.S. citizens in return for providing citizenship to illegal immigrants.
"Please sign our petition for President Obama to deport one American citizen, in exchange for one undocumented immigrant," read the petition. "Everyone must be allowed a shot at the American Dream.' Americans should not be greedy. Let us right the wrongs of our past and make another's dreams come true."
According to the campus activism organization, about two-thirds of the students they spoke with in an hour agreed to sign the petition.
"It makes sense," one student said. "Like, I've noticed that there is a lot of like hatred against undocumented immigrants and it's not necessarily their fault."
Working, in America, is in decline. The share of prime-age men -- those 25 to 54 years old -- who are not working has more than tripled since the late 1960s, to 16 percent. More recently, since the turn of the century, the share of women without paying jobs has been rising, too. The United States, which had one of the highest employment rates among developed nations as recently as 2000, has fallen toward the bottom of the list. read more
Health and Human Services documents show that the Obama Administration paid Baptist Children and Family Services (BCFS) $182,129,786 to provide "basic shelter care" to 2,400 "unaccompanied alien children" (UAC) for four months in 2014. The BCFS budget included charges for $104,215,608 for UACs at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and an additional $77,914,178 for UACs at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. read more
Americans' assessments of their personal freedom have significantly declined under President Obama, according to a new study from the Legatum Institute in London, and the United States now ranks below 20 other countries on this measure.
The research shows that citizens of countries including France, Uruguay, and Costa Rica now feel that they enjoy more personal freedom than Americans.