Nobody wants to know—but immigration is collapsing

The Daily Caller has just (April 12) published my latest column, reproduced and hyperlinked below, under the headline The “Trump Effect”—Immigration, Immigrant Displacement Of American Workers Hit The Wall. In it, I referred to Ed Rubenstein’s April 8 National Data piece March Jobs— Is “Trump Effect” Reversing American Worker Displacement, Illegal Influx? — and also to some further data Ed subsequently sent me–see table below. [BLS Household Data:Table A-7. Employment status of the civilian population by nativity and sex, not seasonally adjusted]

These new numbers are extraordinary. The year-over-year net increase in the foreign-born population peaked at 1.7 million in October 2016, directly before the Presidential election, far above the estimated 900,000-1 million legal influx—suggesting an illegal alien surge was underway in Obama’s last year, as Ed Rubenstein had repeatedly noted.

But by March 2017, the year-over-year increase had collapsed to just 56,000, far below the estimated legal influx, suggesting that the mere appearance of Trump has triggered a truly massive exodus of illegals (and/or is deterring legal immigrants).

Of course, this trend could be statistical noise, although it has been developing for several months. Or it could reverse just as quickly, for example if illegals realize President Kushner is actually in charge… More

Nobody wants to know—but immigration is collapsing

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