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Open Borders Is The Core Of Biden’s Fake Economic Growth

Earlier this month, I broke down the jobs report that was hyped as evidence that Bidenomics was working and found that at least 1 in 5 jobs being created were actually government jobs.

Worse still, 1 in 10 jobs added in January came from “employment in social assistance”. What was driving this sudden boom in welfare jobs? The real boom was happening on the border. Cities are being flooded with masses of migrants who need social workers to care for them.

New York City is cutting school lunches for kids while Denver is slashing funding for parks to be able to care for migrants. Some of the job growth in Bidenomics consists of the country, and states and cities going deeper into debt to provide more benefits for the illegal alien invaders.

But the “job growth” in Bidenomics still posed a puzzle that confused the Wall Street Journal which wondered why the unemployment rate is now actually higher than it was a year ago and the labor force participation rate is only up 0.1%. If there really was a booming job market, the unemployment rate should have dropped sharply and the labor participation rate should be up.

So where did the supposed millions of jobs that Biden is bragging about come from?

A report from the Center for Immigration Studies however shows that the job growth is mostly happening among immigrants while the number of Americans in the workforce has actually declined since before the pandemic. The report found that, “there were still 183,000 fewer U.S.-born Americans working in the fourth quarter of 2023 than in the fourth quarter of 2019, before Covid. The number of immigrants (legal and illegal) working is up 2.9 million over 2019.”

Steven Camarota of CIS speculates that, “half the net increase in jobs went to illegal immigrants.”

Some of this may be attributable to the corporate embrace of DEI. An EEOC report found that 94% of the S&P 100 jobs in 2021 went to minorities. The major corporations hired only 20,524 white workers and 302,570 minorities. White people make up 57% of the country, but got only 6% of the jobs. While white workers were less likely to be hired, they were far more likely to be fired. Of the jobs lost among the country’s top companies, 68.5% were held by white workers, 16.5% by black workers, 9.7% by Hispanic workers and 2.3% by Asian workers.

If the numbers showed a pattern of exclusion so severe toward any other group than white people, there would be civil rights investigations and lawsuits being launched to end this kind of systemic discrimination. But while much of this shift was attributed to BLM, that corporate DEI wokeness may be misleading because the EEOC breakdown showed that 40% of the new jobs in 2021 went to Hispanic workers while only 23% went to black workers.

The Hispanic unemployment rate fell from over 18% during the pandemic to less than 5% now and the Hispanic labor force participation rate is higher than the national average. The highest participation rate is for Salvadorans who make up a sizable percentage of the border migrants.

The Hispanic employment boom is tilted toward Central America rather than the general Latino sphere. Non-migrant Hispanics, like Puerto Ricans, have a fairly low labor force participation rate while Hispanics from migrant nations have a much higher one. They’re driving job growth.

What does that look like?

Migrants, including children, are working at jobs all over the country. Some companies were more blatant than others about their use of migrant child labor to do all of their dirty work.

“If migrant children needed to work full time, it was preferable for them to have jobs at a well-monitored workplace,” Cheryl Pinto of Ben & Jerry’s argued.

Migrant children have had their hands crushed in milking machines or mangled to death in poultry plants. They routinely secure jobs using bought, borrowed or stolen IDs from Americans.

Behind Bidenomics are illegal alien kids working in Dickensian conditions in poultry plants, milking facilities and sawmills and providing the inflated job growth that looks good on paper.

Since many of the illegal alien arrivals were never employed in America, there is the illusion of job growth, but the unemployment rate and the labor force participation rate don’t improve.

The job growth under Bidenomics isn’t going to Americans.

Open borders is not just a strategy for demographically transforming America, it’s also at the core of Bidenonomics. Even as cities and states groan under the mass of invaders, corporations get plenty of cheap labor allowing them to deliver big numbers for Wall Street. The stock market ticks on even as American families are being wiped out by high prices and economic decline.

Bidenomics is pretty good if you’re an illegal alien or if you’re in a position to profit from them, but catastrophically bad for everyone else. It’s also not sustainable. While surveys and studies have been rolled out from governmental organizations and think tanks arguing that immigrants are driving economic growth, the cost to taxpayers is much greater than any of the benefits.

The only long term economic growth provided by open borders is for the welfare state which also appears to have accounted for 1 in 10 new jobs in January. But how many social workers can we employ to cater to a cheap labor force while taxpayers go bankrupt to pay for it?

In Maine alone, each migrant cost $56,000 just to house. New York City spent $1.45 billion on migrants, Chicago spent $361 million, Denver spent $180 million, and it’s getting worse.

American cities are going bankrupt and cutting services to pay for those ‘Bidenomics’ jobs.

Bidenomics means American children are going hungry in schools, it means Americans losing their jobs to illegal aliens and it means an endless spiral of government spending on illegal aliens driving inflation to higher levels so that Americans can’t even afford to buy food.

And then the media wonders why Americans hate Bidenomics.

Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield

Daniel Greenfield

My name is Daniel Greenfield. I am a blogger and columnist born in Israel and living in New York City. I am a  Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and a contributing editor at Family Security Matters. My original biweekly column appears at Front Page Magazine and my blog articles regularly appear at Family Security Matters, the Jewish Press, Times of Israel, Act for America and Right Side News, as well as daily at the Canada Free Press and a number of other outlets. I have a column titled Western Front at Israel National News and my op eds have also appeared in the New York Sun, the Jewish Press and at FOX Nation.

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