We knew this anecdotally, but now comes a report out today from the Center for Immigration Studies to confirm it.
WASHINGTON (April 30, 2009) – A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies finds that immigrants have been harder hit by the recession than natives. Unemployment among immigrants (legal and illegal) was higher in the first quarter of 2009 than at any time since 1994, when immigrant data was first collected separately. This represents a change from the recent past, when native-born Americans had the higher unemployment rate.
Read all the findings here. Especially take note of the findings that confirm that highly educated immigrants are having a harder time finding jobs too. We knew that already from our extensive coverage of the Iraqi refugees.