Skip to comments.Report: 10 Million Illegal Aliens in U.S.
Posted on 03/21/2005 11:01:53 AM PST by tomball
WASHINGTON -- The nation's undocumented immigrant population surged to 10.3 million last year, spurred largely since 2000 by the arrivals of unauthorized Mexicans in the United States, a report being released Monday says.
The population of undocumented residents in the United States increased by about 23 percent from 8.4 million in the four-year period ending last March, according to the analysis of government data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a private research group.
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That equates to a net increase of roughly 485,000 per year between 2000 and 2004. The estimate was derived by subtracting the number of unauthorized immigrants who leave the United States, die or acquire legal status from the number of new undocumented immigrants that arrive each year.
The prospect of better job opportunities in the United States than in their native countries remains a powerful lure for many immigrants, said Pew center director Roberto Suro, pointing to a reason often cited by other researchers.
"The border has been the focus of federal efforts (to cut illegal entry) and has not produced a reduction in flow. Certainly that's an indication of ongoing demand," he said.
The population is growing at a similar pace as in the late 1990s even though the U.S. economy today isn't as robust, Suro said.
Assuming the flow of undocumented immigrants into the country hasn't abated since March 2004, the population is likely near 11 million now.
The report considered "undocumented" immigrants primarily as those here illegally; those in the United States on expired visas; or those who violated the terms of their admission in other ways.
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And Hitlery is setting herself up to be in the position of "I told you so". She will oportunize on this to the max
What are we doing to ourselves? And to think that neither political party has the courage to put a stop to this inflow of illegal aliens and possibly terrorists and criminals is just beyond common sense. When that WMD goes off and family members get hurt, and it is substantiated that the perpetrators entered our country illegally, what recourse do we have? Would that Congress answer my question.
And Hitlery is setting herself up to be in the position of "I told you so". She will opportinize it to the max.
You couldn't be more correct. In this regard, Bush is violating his oath of office.
If Hillary were sincere about closing the US borders I would vote for her many times. Problem is; I can't trust Hillary. Another problem is; I can't trust Bush either. We are really in a quandary.
100% of the blame is on Pres. Bush. Bush better hope that none of these illegals are terrorists - this will be on his hands.
Those numbers are popcorn the reality is twice that plus unless you have American parents you should get the boot OUT.. Anchor Babies and such Bull-crap!
You can already see the 'new Hillary look.' I think she's even had a voice coach (like Kerry did), so she won't sound like such a witch. I'm sure she's paid close attention to how Bush won, so she knows how to push voters buttons. I look for many more scenes of her coming out of church with a Bible in her hand.
Uh, 10 million is grossly undercounting.
No kidding. Half of Brazil now lives here. Got to be at least twice that 10M number overall.
She is a vile, evil creature with no limits on how low she will go.
Look up the Pew orgs. Once you know who they are, pick a multiple: 2X, 3X, 4X? That is the real size of the problem.
Indeed he is, but NO ONE in DC is willing to do anything about it. Too many people in the GOP are cowards and traitors, just like in the RAT party!!! They all want the Mexican vote.
Jeez, that's it??? /sarcasm.... Holy Crap!!!
Take the guvernment numbers and multiple by 2 or 3x's.
The illegals in this country are certainly between 20-30 Million. I bet they are arriving at 3-5 million/year.
This problem may bring the government down.
That's a great description of her. :)Whatever it takes to get in is what she will do.
I live in Houston and the illegals really don't bother me. I can get a full car was for $15 dollars. Have my lawn mowed for $20. Go to the taco stand and get carnitas, barbacoa, and any other taco for about a buck each. In addition, I have a lady that cleans my house and does my laundry for $30. Also, I go to a catholic church that is full of illegals. A few years ago they refurbished our 100 year old church free of charge. The parish only had to pay for supplies. Yes there are many criminals in their population. This is why George Bushes immigration reform is a winner. We can weed out the felons and criminals. All of these savings allows me to invest more money and spend more in our economy.
I don't think it is just political correctness or worrying about offending Hispanic voters. I think that some folks at the top of our policy-making hierarchy have decided that illegal immigrants (like cheap imported goods from China) are ESSENTIAL for our economy. Not just to keep costs down for building contractors and restaurant owners, but to keep inflation down generally for the health of the overall economy. I don't know if they are right, but I think that is what is going on.
Wow! Thats like the entire population of Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal combined.
I cant even comprehend how that many people can slip through and stay through.