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Reduced immigrant population affecting Las Vegas real estate, economy

Fewer available jobs have reduced Las Vegas' immigrant population.

Fewer available jobs have reduced Las Vegas' immigrant population.

In years past, Las Vegas was seen as a land of opportunity for immigrants, as it offered many low-end jobs for those looking for relocation in the country.

However, according to a recent report from the Brookings Institute, the recent recession has affected this landscape, as fewer jobs are available, and thus, fewer immigrants are populating Las Vegas.

Unfortunately for the region, when the recession hit, many Americans cut entertainment from their budgets. As a result, Las Vegas' economy has suffered, as well as its real estate. For immigrants, many of whom are without high school degrees and worked construction or service jobs, their opportunities have begun to dry up.

"With the situation of the economy now, a lot of people have not been able to work and have gone to different states," Adella Calleros, a local hairdresser, told local CBS affiliate News Now.

In addition to Las Vegas, Phoenix and Salt Lake City have also relied on immigrant populations to aid their economy and real estate. Now, like Las Vegas, these cities could also experience reductions.