A new report in USA Today finds that unemployed U.S. citizens continue to fill up jobs left vacant by immigration raids, particularly at meatpacking and poultry plants. The reports says that plants impacted by the raids were back up and running at full capacity within months of the raids.
Vanderbilt University professor Carol Swain said the raids were beneficial to the American workforce.
"Whenever there's an immigration raid, you find white, black and legal immigrant labor lining up to do those jobs that Americans will supposedly not do," Prof. Swain said in the USA Today article.
The USA Today report cites a study conducted by Steven Camarota at the Center for Immigration Studies that found Americans holding the majority of positions in fields that many claim are dominated by illegal aliens.
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Updated: Wed, Jul 5th 2017 @ 2:14pm EDT