Here are some readings that might give some insight into some jobs that immigrants do. Would you work in these same jobs? Under what circumstances?
- Undercover in a Chicken Factory
- Working in the Shadows: Undercover Writer Sheds Light on Immigrant Labor
- Why Americans Won't Do Dirty Jobs
- Job Fight: Immigrants vs. Locals: Tennessee Residents Compete for Work They Once Scorned; An All-Night Wait for Slaughterhouse Shifts
- Do Farm Workers from Developing Countries Take Jobs from Americans?
- Maid in America (video)
In addition, notice that although they make up a smaller percentage of the US population, they account for a larger proportion of the civilian labor force.
And what kinds of jobs do immigrants perform? According to MPI
Of the 25.7 million employed foreign-born workers ages 16 and older in 2015, the largest share, or 31 percent, worked in management, professional, and related occupations.
Keep in mind that immigrants account for about 13.5% of the population of the US: