Immigrants are destroying the economy and are here to steal our jobs
- The U.S. civilian workforce included 8 million unauthorized immigrants in 2014, which accounts for only 5 percent of the entire workforce. Compared with their small share of the civilian workforce overall, immigrants without authorization are only overrepresented in service, farming and construction occupations.
- In 2014, the U.S. civilian workforce included 8 million unauthorized immigrants, which constitutes only 5% of the total workforce. Unauthorized immigrants make up a small percentage of the overall workforce and are only overrepresented in professions such as service, farming, and construction. Construction in particular relies on labor from immigrant workers, with nearly 20% of the industry being foreign born.
- It is widely believed that immigrants arriving in the US overpower certain industries, when in actuality, in occupations where immigrants comprise the largest percentage of the workforce, such as in farming, fishing, and forestry, immigrants make up only 46% of the workforce.
- In Colorado, 1 in 10 people are immigrants. Those approximately 533,000 immigrants represented $10.8 billion in disposable income, paid $3.3 billion in taxes, and own more than 32,000 businesses that gave jobs to more than 83,000 citizens of Colorado in 2015.