lvega Wrote:
Feb 14, 2013 3:48 PM
unauthorized immigrants have a significant presence in industries intensive in the use of lowskilled labor. In 2008, they represented 25 percent of farm workers, 19 percent of building and maintenance staff, 17 percent of construction labor, 12 percent of employees in food preparation and serving, 10 percent of production labor, and 5 percent of the total civilian labor force.4 The US economy could no doubt survive the departure of these workers, but it would cause disruptions in labor-intensive industries and the regions in which they are concentrated.