Wednesday, May 8, 2013

It's only the enforcement that's "broken"

America Has More Trained STEM Graduates than STEM Job Openings

 Additional foreign high-tech workers not needed

The supply of trained graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) exceeds the number hired, and will into the foreseeable future, finds a new Center for Immigration Studies report. This new report coincides with Congress’ consideration of the Rubio-Schumer immigration bill which reflects the push by tech firms to bring more H-1B temporary workers, and other STEM workers, into the United States job market.

Every year the United States welcomes more than 1 million new permanent residents, plus more than 100,000 new H-1B workers; the latter group competes primarily in the IT field with resident workers. The analysis provided by Center fellow David North shows future trends for STEM workers: “there will be three new high-tech degree holders for every two high-tech job openings for the period 2010-2020, even if employers restricted their hiring to new grads only.” The report stresses that policy discussion should be focused on the total supply of STEM workers and the total need for such workers, not the number of new graduates.

“There is absolutely no need for more foreign ‘high-skilled’ labor,” notes Mr. North. “Big business ignores the reality in order to flood the labor market with low-cost labor. Sadly, it also displaces resident workers and depresses wages.”

The entire document can be found  here

The report notes that were there, in fact, a skills shortage in the computer and math occupations then wages would have risen; in fact, over an 11-year period census data show that hourly wages have risen at an annual average of only 18 cents a year, from $37.27 in 2000 to $39.24 in 2011.

View the Senate bill, CIS Senate testimony and commentary  here

The above is a press release from from Center for Immigration Studies. 1522 K St. NW, Suite 820,  Washington, DC 20005, (202) 466-8185 fax: (202) 466-8076.  Email: Contact: Marguerite Telford, 202-466-8185,  The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent research institution which examines the impact of immigration on the United States.  The Center for Immigration Studies is not affiliated with any other organization

The 500,000 Eastern European migrants that British officials didn't know were there: So many entered UK that authorities lost track

So many migrants flooded into Britain from Eastern Europe that authorities were unable to count them, Whitehall admitted yesterday.

Official migration figures missed out nearly half a million people who came to the UK after their countries joined the EU in 2004, according to a newly-published document.

The scale of the problem was only revealed in the 2011 census, which showed the population was even bigger than estimated.

The admission comes amid growing concern over immigration, as Britain prepares to open its doors to citizens from Romania and Bulgaria.

Workers from the two countries will have free access to jobs in this country from the end of the year, but the Government has failed to confirm how many people they expect to arrive.

The 2011 census found there were 464,000 more people living in England and Wales than originally thought.

Now a paper, published by the Office for National Statistics, has acknowledged for the first time that the majority of the people who slipped through the net were Eastern European migrants.

Between 2002 and 2010, mass immigration under the Labour government was running at its highest.  Until now ONS officials claimed at least 200,000 were long-term British inhabitants.  But the new ONS paper said: 'At national level the difference is believed to be largely due to international migration.

'In particular an underestimate of the number of immigrants from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe that joined the EU in 2004.'

The mistake led to repeated pronouncements that there were 700,000 or fewer Poles and Eastern Europeans in Britain.  Now authorities accept that the figure is actually more than a million.

The ONS results show the difference between the official population count and the real population was more than 25 per cent in some places.

In Newham in East London there were supposed to have been 242,400 residents before the census.  That figure has now been scaled up and revised to 310,500.

Romanian and Bulgarian citizens may work freely in Britain at  the end of this year because  the seven-year period in which Westminster was allowed  to impose restrictions is at an end. Both countries joined the EU in 2007.

A BBC poll last week found  that more than 8 per cent of Romanians and nearly 14 per cent of Bulgarians said they would consider migrating to Britain.

The MigrationWatch think-tank believes around 50,000 Bulgarian and Romanians will arrive every year for the next five years.


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