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Immigration and Economic Stagnation: An Examination of Trends 2000 to 2010

November 1, 2010
By Steven Camarota

In this Backgrounder & Report, Steven Carmarota writes that the Census Bureau data collected in March of 2010 show that 13.

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In this Backgrounder & Report, Steven Carmarota writes that the Census Bureau data collected in March of 2010 show that 13.1 million immigrants (legal and illegal) arrived in the previous 10 years, even though there was a net decline of a million jobs during the decade. In contrast, during the 1990s there was a net growth of 21 million jobs and 12.1 million new immigrants arrived. Despite fundamentally different economic conditions, the level of immigration was remarkably similar for both 10-year periods.

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