By Miriam Jordan The New York Times Tues., Dec. 11, 2018 They make beds in inns across the country. They pick oranges in Florida, strawberries in California and vegetables in Ohio. And they have built new subdivisions in Phoenix, Atlanta and Charlotte. For years, policymakers have talked about shutting off the influx of undocumented workers. But the economy has grown to rely on them. Ending illegal immigration, say many of those who have studied the issue, could mean that American workers would lose their jobs, companies would close and the economy would contract. In recent years, though, border security has tightened considerably, a strong economy has driven down unemployment, and many employers, particularly those offering low-paid jobs, say there are few alternatives to hiring workers without legal documents. U.S. President Donald Trump, it turns out, is caught on both sides of the balance between border security and economic prosperity. Article Continued Below … [Read more...] about 8 million people are working illegally in the U.S. Here’s why that’s unlikely to change.
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The U.S. Census Bureau announced in its latest American Community Survey (ACS) data that there are now 4,037,564 Filipinos in the United States. According to the data, there are an estimated 21,646,070 Asian Americans in the United States, and Filipino Americans make up the third largest Asian American subgroup behind Chinese (5,219,184) and Indian (4,402,362) Americans. The full data can be viewed by using the American FactFinder tool. In the 2010 census, the Filipino American community was ranked the second largest Asian American group in the U.S. with a population of over 3.4 million, a 1.1 million increase from 2000. Filipinos in the United States are in the following states: California: 1,651,933 Hawaii: 367,364 Texas: 194,427 Washington: 178,300 Nevada: 169,462 Illinois: 159,385 New York: 144,436 Florida: 143,481 New Jersey: 129,514 Virginia: 108,128 Maryland: 71,858 Arizona: 70,333 “The newest data from the American Community Survey reaffirms what we already knew: … [Read more...] about News More than 4 million Pinoy staying in US: US Census Bureau
caption California homebuyers face a long road when saving for a home. source Nick Fox/Shutterstock Homeownership is at an all-time record low among millennials. It can take nearly a decade to save money for a 20% down payment on a house in some cities, reveals a SmartAsset report. California homebuyers need to save money the longest, while Texas homebuyers require much less planning time. Among the many things millennials are doing differently than their parents is waiting longer to buy homes. In fact, millennial homeownership in the US is at an all-time record low – and it’s easy to see why. A new report by SmartAsset reveals that, in some cities, the average home outweighs the average income by so much that it can take nearly a decade to save for a 20% down payment. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s One-Year American Community Survey, SmartAsset calculated how long it takes … [Read more...] about Millennials are waiting longer than ever to buy homes — here’s how many years it takes to save for a down payment in 25 major US cities
Business Small businesses in the United States struggled with uninsured damages and lost revenue following a record-breaking year of hurricanes and wildfires, according to a Federal Reserve survey published on Tuesday. 18 Apr 2018 02:30AM Bookmark REUTERS: Small businesses in the United States struggled with uninsured damages and lost revenue following a record-breaking year of hurricanes and wildfires, according to a Federal Reserve survey published on Tuesday.The report by the Dallas, New York, Richmond, and San Francisco Fed banks examined 1,800 businesses with fewer than 500 employees in zip codes with disasters designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It found, 40 percent of small firms in these areas had natural-disaster related losses, and 35 percent lost more than US$25,000 in revenues.The report paints a worrisome picture for local economies after a record-breaking year of weather and climate-related disasters that cost the United States an estimated … [Read more...] about Uncovered losses hurt US small business in wake of 2017 storms: Fed
By Samantha Schmidt The Washington Post Tues., March 27, 2018 The state of California sued the Trump administration Monday night, arguing that the decision to add a question about citizenship in the 2020 census violates the U.S. Constitution. The suit is just the start of what is likely to be a broader battle with enormous political stakes that pits Democratic states, which believe they may lose presidential electoral votes, seats in Congress and in state legislatures, against Republicans, who gained a significant advantage in redrawing maps after the 2010 census, as The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake reported. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra was among several Democrats who vowed to challenge the addition of the question, which was announced late Monday by the Commerce Department at the urging of the Justice Department. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the data could help identify potential voting rights violations by providing more accurate … [Read more...] about California sues Trump administration over citizenship question in 2020 census