When Talking about Illegal Immigrants taking Jobs away from Citizens, the Convenient and Simplistic explanation is that if They are removed from the Picture, then Unemployed Americans will step in to fill the Void.
If this were True, it would be quite easy to find out to what extent that this is actually the case. Those who are Legally Collecting Unemployment, and are Actively searching for Work, are suppose to keep Track of all Potential Employment Opportunities. If they are Rejected for an Open Job Position, or just filled out an Application, They must list this on a Job Search Form. Every Potential Employer is then Subject to Verifying that such a contact took place.
If an Employer fills Job Vacancies with Illegal Labor, they would find Themselves Hard Pressed to explain the Rejection of so many Potential Workers, ESPECIALLY IF THE JOB OPENINGS WERE PUBLICLY POSTED. If They Assert that there were no VACANCIES TO BE FILLED, THEN TAX RECORDS WOULD REVEAL THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES THAT ARE LISTED ON THE BOOKS, WHAT THEIR PAY STRUCTURE IS, AND IF THERE ARE FORMER EMPLOYEES COLLECTING UNEMPLOYMENT.
Those who Blame the Illegal Immigrant for taking Jobs away from Citizens, are BEING DUPED BY THOSE BUSINESSES AND CORPORATIONS WHO REALIZE THAT MINIMUM WAGE LAW, WORKERS COMP, AND OSHA DON'T MATTER IF YOU ARE PAYING WAGES TO INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE NOT LEGALLY RECOGNIZED BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, AND DON'T APPEAR ON ANY EMPLOYMENT ROLLS.