No jobs, no immigrants

This article from today’s Washington Post highlights a rarely acknowledged fact about immigrants: when jobs are scarce, they go home. As the metro D.C. housing market has slowed to a crawl, most of the area’s best jobs for immigrants (documented and undocumented alike) have vanished, leaving these men and women with hard choices: move elsewhere, or go home.

As the article indicates, many choose to return home. If you’re going to be unemployed, it’s best to do so at home.


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