April Jobs Data Show Pandemic Has Stalled, Reversed, American Displacement, Dispossession. But Immigration Moratorium Vital To Secure Rebound’s Gains

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Edwin S. Rubenstein
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27 May 2020
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National News
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The U.S. economy lost 21.5 million payroll jobs in April as the unemployment rose to 14.7%, the worst since the Great Depression. But immigrants (legal and illegal—federal data doesn’t distinguish) lost most ground. Now more than ever, the immigration moratorium hinted at by President Trump is essential to ensure that the benefits of recovery accrue to American workers,
Our analysis of the “other” employment survey, of Households rather than businesses, finds total employment shrank by 22.4 million in April, the largest monthly decline since the government began publishing official job statistics at the end of World War II....

The Covid-19 pandemic has struck a heavy blow at many aspects of American life. But it has also stalled, and even reversed, the Election of a New People through immigration policy. This gain must be locked in, with an immigration moratorium.

Otherwise, any economic rebound could bring immigration roaring back.