(CNN Money) — If you need a job, there are millions open right now. Job openings in the United States reached a record high in July at 6.17 million, according to Labor Department data published Tuesday. Employers continue to struggle with finding workers to fill all the open positions. Job openings have been rising for years but this most recent report comes on the heels of President Trump’s decision to end DACA, or the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals program created by President Obama.
One of the White House’s key arguments for ending the program, and potentially deporting roughly 800,000 young immigrants, is that it allegedly takes jobs away from young Americans.