03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Immigrants Prop Up Cities Hit By Population Loss

The recession has brought a nation built on moving from place to place to a standstill not seen since World War II, but immigration continues in major metropolitan areas, according to a report out today.

Despite a slowdown fueled by fewer jobs in construction and service industries, immigrants are helping metro areas such as Chicago, Miami and New York make up for the net loss of residents to other parts of the USA.

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