Skip to comments.New report says illegal immigration population plummeted last year
Posted on 02/09/2010 4:43:16 PM PST by ruralvoter
The number of illegal immigrants living in the United States dropped by 1 million people in two years, according to new estimates by the Department of Homeland Security.
The government thinks that 10.8 million illegal immigrants lived in the country in January 2009, down from a peak of nearly 12 million in 2007. If the official estimates are correct, not since 2005 has the population of illegal immigrants been as low as it was last year.
Some private researchers, however, are questioning the magnitude of the drop.
# Top countries of origin for illegal immigrants in the U.S.: Mexico: 6.65 million (up by 42 percent since 2000)
# El Salvador: 530,000 (up by 25 percent)
# Guatemala: 480,000 (up by 65 percent)
# Honduras: 320,000 (up by 95 percent)
# Philippines: 270,000 (up by 33 percent)
# India: 200,000 (up by 64 percent)
# South Korea: 200,000 (up by 14 percent)
States with the most illegal immigrants:
# California: 2.6 million (up by 3 percent since 2000)
# Texas: 1.68 million (up by 54 percent)
# Florida: 720,000 (down by 10 percent)
# New York: 550,000 (up by 1 percent)
# Illinois: 540,000 (up by 24 percent)
# Georgia: 480,000 (up by 115 percent)
# Arizona: 460,000 (up by 42 percent)
Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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This is catastrophic news for the Democrats. Their base is fleeing the country.
I don’t believe this for a second. If the number of “illegals” are decreasing, its only because they’re starting to call themselves “undocumented”.
If true, and I doubt it, them only 25 million to go.
Well it is sure reassuring to learn that since 2000, Illegal immigrants from Mexico have only increased by 42 percent.
Good job Bush and Obama.
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That news, were it true, would have the White House in Crisis Mode. They cannot afford to lose so many voters.
Hey thanks for that! I support NumberUSA.
The DHS hasn’t the faintest idea of how many illegals are in the USA.
High agricultural area along with large poultry producers. There is some construction.
I saw two big waves of the above three groups: One which lasted from roughly 1992-1999 and then again from 2001-2005. The dropoff/return I started noticing in late 2007/early 2008.
Not "can't". Won't. There's a difference.
Increasing the flow of illegals was what Bush's Partnership for Prosperity (with Mexico) and New Alliance Task Force was all about. All done to help his banker buddies tap into this massive source of income.
I won't even go into the sub-prime lending feeding frenzy that lead directly to the current economic depression or the so-called, "American" Dream Downpayment Act, in which US tax dollars were given to illegals so they could use it as a downpayment to buy American houses.
And, then there's Bush's Social Security Totalization Agreement with Mexico that was going to give Mexican illegal aliens unprecedented access to the US Social Security system. It was signed near the end of his first term, but he never had the guts to send it to Congress.
There’s a big carpet industry, as well.
I forget about North Georgia, but you are definitely correct. Dalton is one long stretch of factories and carpet outlets.
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