Undocumented Immigrants Face Of The U.s. Is Unemployment And Economical Disparities

1443 Words May 17th, 2016 6 Pages
An issue that many undocumented immigrants face in the U.S. is unemployment and economical disparities. It is important to focus on the challenges Latino immigrants encounter in the workforce. Immigrants do not account for the majority of Latino workers in the United States. Since the recession the economy has not restored all the jobs that were lost. Jobs being added are hardly keeping ahead the other supply of workers. Most of the jobs recovered are being occupied by U.S. born workers. According to the article Latino Jobs Growth Driven By U.S. Born, Rakesh Kochhar states “ U.S.-born Hispanics gained 2.3 million jobs in the recovery, compared with a loss of 37,000 jobs in the recession. For Hispanic immigrants, the 453,000 jobs gained in the recovery are not notably greater than the 340,000 jobs lost in the recession” (Kochhar 2014). Although Latino immigrants had a significant increase of job recovery since the recession, compared to U.S. born Latinos that number is insignificant. This is due to inflow of Latino immigrants migrating to the U.S. in search of the “American Dream” but little did they know the “American Dream” is not a reality in the United states because of the strictness on the immigration laws. For example; government had tighter border controls, more deportations, workplaces and even homes were being raided for legal status documentation. Overall, jobs are hiring the Latino communities based on demographics not for economic well being of that community.…

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