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

... appears to be the case. From Pew Hispanic ( peekurl.com/zPn83S2 ): The sharp decline in the U.S. population of unauthorized immigrants that accompanied the 2007-2009 recession has bottomed out, and the number may be rising again... The estimated number of unauthorized immigrants peaked at 12.2 million in 2007 and fell to 11.3 million in 2009, breaking a rising trend that had held for decades....

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...

Pew: native-born lose jobs even as foreign-born gain jobs - 11/01/10

From Pew Hispanic [1]: In the year following the official end of the Great Recession in June 2009, foreign-born workers gained 656,000 jobs while native-born workers lost 1.2 million, according to a new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Labor data by the Pew Hispanic Center. As a result, the unemployment rate for immigrant workers fell 0.6 percentage points during this period (...

Pew: "immigration does not rank as a top voting issue for Hispanics" - 10/05/10

From a new Pew Hispanic poll (link): When Arizona enacted an unauthorized immigrant enforcement bill earlier this year, the immigration policy debate reignited across the country. Even so, the new survey shows that immigration does not rank as a top voting issue for Hispanics. Rather, they rank education, jobs and health care as their top three issues of concern for this year's congressional...

Pew: illegal immigration inflow fell (Obama not involved; Bush responsible for 5 million; 60% from Mexico; 9.3% of CA's workforce) - 09/04/10

Pew Hispanic recently released a study entitled "U.S. Unauthorized Immigration Flows Are Down Sharply Since Mid-Decade" (link). There are links to two previous studies with similar findings by the Department of Homeland Security and the Center for Immigration Studies here. According to Pew's study: The annual inflow of unauthorized immigrants to the United States was nearly two-thirds smaller in...

8% of U.S. births in 2008 were to illegal aliens - 08/11/10

... of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center. Unauthorized immigrants comprise slightly more than 4% of the adult population of the U.S., but because they are relatively young and have high birthrates, their children make up a much larger share of both the newborn population (8%) and the child population (7% of those younger than age 18) in this country.

Jeb Bush, Robert Putnam mislead about immigration and assimilation - 07/03/10

... speak English, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. Research by sociologists Claude Fischer and Michael Hout published in 2008 suggests that English acquisition among immigrants today is faster than in previous waves. Looking at the second study they mention is left as an exercise, but the first is available in the Pew Hispanic PDF file here. From that PDF: Fewer immigrants of Mexican origin...

Jeffrey Passel of Pew clueless why anyone cares about costs of illegal aliens - 05/21/10

... Passel, a senior demographer at the Pew Hispanic Center, takes the debate one step further. He points out that most attempts to find a meaningful number are usually futile, since the data are so difficult to collect. And anyway, he says, what is the point? "We don't generally ask these questions about anybody else," says Passel. He points out that using the "cost" argument, one could make a case...

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

... demographer with the nonpartisan Pew Hispanic Center in Washington. Not since the last great wave of immigration to the United States around 1900 has the country's economic future been so closely entwined with the generational progress of an immigrant group. And so far, on nearly every measure, the news is troubling. Second-generation Latinos have the highest high school dropout rate -- one in...

Illegal immigration from Mexico slows, but many not returning home - 07/23/09

... according to an analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center, an independent research group in Washington.

25% fewer Mexicans entered U.S. due to economy last year; NYT admits to jobs magnet - 05/15/09

... Passel, senior demographer at the Pew Hispanic Center, a nonpartisan research group in Washington. "If jobs are not available, people don’t come." ...The net outflow of migrants from Mexico - those who left minus those who returned - fell by about half in the year that ended in August 2008 from the preceding year. Unfortunately, many illegal aliens are not returning home, apparently expecting...

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

... 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 (10.8%), Cuba (8.6%), the Dominican Republic (8.0%), Haiti (6.3%), Honduras (5.7%), Guatemala (5.4%), and Nicaragua (4.1%). The string...

Juliana Barbassa /AP: it's "drastic" to cut non-emergency health care to illegal aliens - 03/15/09

Juliana Barbassa of the Associated Press offers "Budget crunch cuts illegal immigrants' health care" (link), a discussion of localities reducing or eliminating non-emergency healthcare to illegal aliens. On the one hand, supporters of illegal immigration are quick to tell us that illegal aliens don't get welfare benefits; on the other hand, when those benefits (broadly construed) are cut, they...

Number of immigrants in New York state: less than 4 million. Number of illegal aliens: more than 500,000 - 03/11/09

In November 2007, the Fiscal Policy Institute offered the report "Working for a Better Life/A Profile of Immigrants in the New York State Economy" (fiscalpolicy.org/immigration.html) which was co-produced with the New York Immigration Coalition.

Pew: Latinos comprise 33% of federal prison inmates - 02/18/09

Solomon Moore of the New York Times offers "Study Shows Sharp Rise in Latino Federal Convicts" (link): Latino convicts now represent the largest ethnic population in the federal prison system, accounting for 40 percent of all those convicted of federal crimes, according to a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan think tank. In 2007, Latinos, who make up 13 percent...

Pew Hispanic poll: immigration far eclipsed by economy - 01/15/09

A new Pew Hispanic poll provides some evidence that immigration issues aren't as vital an issue to Latinos as hacks try to tell us. The summary and PDF with the full results is here. Here are the percentages for "extremely important": 57%: The economy 51%: Education 45%: Healthcare 43%: National security 33%: The environment 31%: Immigration 20%: Energy policy Note that two surveys...

Barack Obama reiterates support for driver's licenses for illegal aliens (Carolyn Lochhead) - 01/28/08

... country, see page 14 of the 2007 Pew Hispanic Survey (pewhispanic.org/files/reports/84.pdf). Respondents were asked whether there should be a check for immigration status before granting a license. 85% of non-Hispanics said yes, as did 40% of all Hispanics. A majority of native-born Hispanics (56%) said yes, but a majority of foreign-born Hispanics (66%) said no. Whether any of the latter...

55 percent of Mexican-Americans consider themselves Mexicans first - 04/27/06

... multiculturalism": A poll for the Pew Hispanic Center finds that 55 percent of Americans of Mexican descent consider themselves Mexicans first. A similar study of Muslim immigrants in Los Angeles finds that only 10 percent think of themselves as Americans rather than citizens of the countries they abandoned for new lives here.