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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.

CBO: foreign-born percentage highest in 90 years; 25% non-citizens in poverty; 38% foreign born from Latin America; fewer women work than native-born - 06/15/11

The Congressional Budget Office has released "A Description of the Immigrant Population" (PDF link, cached), showing, among many other things, that the percentage of foreign-born people living in the U.S. is now at its highest since 1920; see the chart attached below.

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 the March 2007 to March 2009 period than it had been from March 2000 to March 2005... ...This sharp decline has contributed to an overall reduction of 8% in the number of unauthorized immigrants...

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

From this: Nearly one in six American workers is foreign-born, the highest proportion since the 1920s, according to a census analysis released Monday [note: see the graphic]. ...In 2007, immigrants accounted for more than one in four workers in California (35 percent), New York (27 percent), New Jersey (26 percent) and Nevada (25 percent). While the proportion of high school graduates increased from one generation to the next, the share who had bachelor’s degrees or more higher education declined from the second to the third generations. The proportion with doctorates peaked with the first...

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 his life around. The rest includes: Whether [the millions of children of Latino immigrants] succeed will have consequences far beyond immigrant circles. As a result of the arrival of more than 20...

Ohio, Illinois, NY, NJ, Penn to lose political power due to massive immigration (House seats; also: IA, LA, MA, MI, MN, MO) - 11/19/09

According to a new study (americasvoiceonline.org/pages/the_new_constituents), due to massive immigration particularly by Latinos, the results of the 2010 Census - used to apportion congressional districts - will result in the following changes (chart from the HuffPost article discussed here): States gaining House seats: Texas (+4), Arizona (+2), Florida (+1), Georgia (+1), Nevada (+1), Oregon (+1), South Carolina (+1), and Utah (+1). States losing House seats: Ohio (-2), Illinois (-1), Iowa (-1), Louisiana (-1), Massachusetts (-1), Michigan (-1), Minnesota (-1), Missouri (-1), New Jersey (-1...

NYT admits massive problems caused by massive immigration, a policy they support - 11/18/09

In an editorial, the New York Times is basically admitting how much trouble we're going to be in in coming years due to the massive immigration that the NYT supports. The NYT editorial "Their Future Is Ours" discusses the findings of a recent academic study (link): There are 16 million children in immigrant families in the United States, one of the fastest-growing segments of the population. It’s an old American story made new in the age of globalization, when waves of human displacement in recent decades have led to immigration on a scale not seen since Ellis Island. But a country that has...

MediaMatters, Campaign for America's Future cheer political benefits of declining numbers of whites (Eric Lotke) - 05/27/09

Two George Soros-funded groups - the Campaign for Americas Future and Media Matters for America - have released a report authored by Eric Lotke entitled "America: A Center-Left Nation" (ourfuture.org/report/center-left-nation): The wind is at our backs. It's safe to push. It's important that we do. We need to channel the energy of our center-left nation, and achieve the promise, not the compromise. The crisis is great, bold action is needed, and the people are hungry for progressive change. They're very clearly painting a rosy picture of their chances. But, they do have one growing advantage...