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DHS admits Obama is deporting fewer illegal aliens than George W. Bush - 03/12/14

So much for the "Deporter in Chief". Pro-illegal immigration activists and incurious members of the establishment media have tried to claim that Barack Obama has deported more illegal aliens than George W Bush. That's despite the fact that back on September 28, 2011 Obama admitted this [1]: "...the statistics are actually a little deceptive because what we’ve been doing is with the stronger...

Pew: illegal immigration has bottomed out, might be on rebound - 09/23/13

One of the more ludicrous talking points around is that net migration from Mexico has fallen to zero, and thus it's safe to pass comprehensive immigration reform without encouraging more illegal immigration. The answer to that argument is to point out that when the U.S. economy improves, illegal immigration will almost assuredly pick up. In fact, that appears to be the case. From Pew Hispanic (...

Half of Mexicans have unfavorable image of Americans - 01/13/13

The Pew Research Global Attitudes Project shows that Mexicans - the largest immigrant group to the U.S. - don't like Americans all that much. Asked if they had a favorable view of the United States, just 56% of Mexicans said yes. Countries with higher percentages were Italy (74%), Japan (72%), France (69%), Poland (69%), Brazil (61%), Britain (60%), and Spain (58%). Asked if they had a favorable...

George W. Bush Institute on "Growth and Immigration" (Matthew Denhart) - 12/05/12

Yesterday, George W Bush returned to the public eye to promote massive immigration, saying ( peekURL.com/zjd4VCT ): America is a nation of immigrants. Immigrants have helped build the country that we have become, and immigrants can help build a dynamic tomorrow. Not only do immigrants help build our economy, they invigorate our soul. [...] America can be a lawful society and a welcoming society...

In 1992, Democrats opposed mass immigration almost as much as Republicans - 06/04/12

The attached image is from a new Pew Research Center report about "partisan polarization" [1]. Back in 1992, 78% of Republicans agreed that "[w]e should restrict and control people coming into our country more than we do now". The percentages for independents and Democrats were nearly identical: 75% and 74% respectively. Now, the GOP percentage has risen to 84%, independents are at 69%, and...

Immigration from Mexico might have *reversed*; the establishment implies attrition works ("self deport") - 04/24/12

Pew Hispanic reports that net immigration from Mexico might have fallen to zero or even reversed (link, [1]). This is clear evidence that attrition (aka "self deport") works: many Mexican illegal aliens have made the rational decision to return to their home countries. This is also the establishment implicitly admitting that attrition works. To recap, back in January, Mitt Romney mentioned...

Support high immigration? Explain these shocking charts (labor force participation rates by age, gender, ethnicity) - 10/13/11

Here's a challenge for supporters and enablers of massive or illegal immigration: explain these shocking charts. The charts (from the Department of Labor's BLS, [1]) show the labor force participation rate for various ethnicities, genders, and ages, with steady drops for most groups and especially for men, blacks, and youths. Note that the rates for Asians and white women has held mostly steady...

Chart showing deportations by fiscal year is misleading (Obama vs. Bush administration) - 05/23/10

The attached chart (from Frank Sharry of America's Voice) tries to claim that the Barack Obama administration is deporting illegal aliens at an even greater rate than George W Bush. The chart is misleading for at least two reasons: * It shows fiscal years. A U.S. government fiscal year begins on October 1 of the year before. As David Frum points out here: One-third of fiscal 2009 was presided...

One in six U.S. workers is foreign born; Census Bureau does sales job - 12/07/09

... "chief of the Census Bureau’s immigration statistics staff": "This really shows that immigrants integrate over time the same way they always have." Why is a government worker sounding more like a far-left promoter of massive immigration?

WaPo admits: massive immigration has created a "troubling" situation (second generation Hispanics) - 12/07/09

Last month, the New York Times admitted some of the troubling aspects of the immigration policy they support. Now comes NC Aizenman of the Washington Post with "Struggles of the second generation" (link, via this) in which they likewise admit that the policies they support have created a "troubling" situation. Almost all of it is a sketch of the child of Mexican immigrants who's trying to turn...

300,000 new, taxation-friendly citizens in California, thanks to the GOP helping the Dems import new voters - 05/11/09

Teresa Watanabe of the Los Angeles Times offers "Naturalized citizens are poised to reshape California's political landscape" (link): More than 1 million immigrants became U.S. citizens last year, the largest surge in history, hastening the ethnic transformation of California's political landscape with more Latinos and Asians now eligible to vote... Leading the wave, California's 300,000 new...

Chart shows percentage of foreign country's population in U.S.: Guyana at 32%, Mexico at 11% - 04/27/09

There's a chart here (see UPDATE) showing the percentages of various foreign countries populations who now live in the U.S. The data is from a government source and Pew Hispanic and is from 2007. The figures are probably on the low side. Leading off, almost one third of Guyana's population lives here (31.8%). Next up are Trinidad & Tobago (21.3%), Jamaica (21.1%), El Salvador, (16.0%), Mexico...

NYT's immigration map by group and by time shows: Mexican immigration like no other - 03/11/09

The New York Times has an interactive map showing where those from various countries settled in the U.S. and showing their proportion in relation to the then-current population (link). You can move the slider at the top to watch the migration pattern change over time. And, what it shows is that immigration from Mexico is like none other in our history. While there was a past large flow from...