Over a million immigrants got U.S. jobs 2008-2010 (legal and illegal)

Reuters reports (link):

Over the past two years, as U.S. unemployment remained near double-digit levels and the economy shed jobs in the wake of the financial crisis, over a million foreign-born arrivals to America found work, many illegally.

Those are among the findings of a review of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census Bureau data conducted exclusively for Reuters by researchers at the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University in Boston.

This is something I've been highlighting for over two years; see the entries on the unemployment and Obama immigration pages.

And, the problem is bipartisan: neither the Democrats nor the Republicans are willing to step up immigration enforcement and reduce legal immigration in order to free up jobs for Americans (something that, due to unemployment payments, would have a net financial benefit). The supposed opposition to the corrupt establishment, the tea parties, have largely ignored immigration. That's despite (or perhaps because of) the fact that it's the area where the establishment is weakest. The teapartiers are too selfish and self-centered to care about the plight of their unemployed fellow citizens, but if they weren't a bogus movement they'd at least use this issue to make the Democrats look bad.

The way to solve this issue is the same it's always been: embarrass and discredit those who support massive or illegal immigration even as millions of Americans are unemployed. See my nearly two year old open letter to the Center for American Progress for a specific example, and see the question authority page for a very effective technique to discredit those who support massive/illegal immigration.