Beware the Immigrants!

Warning: This is not a political advertisement. 

With the election season over, I’m sure all you readers are just loving the topic of discussion here – immigrants. It is no surprise to anyone that immigrants can and do get jobs in America.

No, I am not talking about those terrible illegals that are jumping the border into “Amurrikah” to steal the jobs and food out of our children’s mouths. I’m talking about those who legally and willfully come into this country for an education and for better opportunities.

In June of 2012 the New York Times reported through an independent study that Asians have surpassed Hispanics as the fast growing racial group in American. 

The Department of Labor points out that Asian Americans have fared better in the Great Recession. The unemployment rate was below the national average at 7.5% and their median wage was slightly higher than other racial groups at $855 per week. 

With immigration increasing from Asian countries, most specifically China, Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines, the number of jobs available goes down. Statistically speaking, Asian Americans are some of the most educated and seek higher level degrees which figures into their low unemployment rates. 

In a volatile job market, it is tough to be exiting your undergrad years to face competition from people who have their MA or a doctorate. 

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