New study says US illegal immigrant population…declining??

posted at 6:31 pm on January 24, 2016 by Taylor Millard

There’s a new study by the Center for Migration Studies which suggests the illegal immigrant population in the U.S. is going down. The report found almost 1M fewer illegal immigrants are in the country, compared to 2008.

The total US undocumented population continued to decline in 2014 and has fallen by more than a million since 2008;

The undocumented population of the majority of US states declined after 2008; however, 11 states reached their maximum population in 2014, including Texas;

With the exception of Alabama and possibly Georgia, restrictive state immigration laws in 2010-2011 had little impact on undocumented population trends;

The Mexican-born undocumented population was about 600,000 smaller in 2014 than it was in 2010;

About 250,000 fewer undocumented immigrants from Mexico lived in California in 2014 compared to 2010; and,

From 1980 to 2014, the legally resident population from Mexico grew faster than the Mexican undocumented population.

This is more than a little surprising, and it isn’t known if CMS included the illegal immigrant surges of 2014 and 2015 into their figures. I admit to being a little suspect about the data because it’s mostly coming from Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. This is the same government which tends to ignore the fact more people have stopped looking for work when they report unemployment numbers. It’s also possible CMS rounded down, instead of rounded up when it came to some numbers. Stats can always be manipulated and for all we know CMS is doing this as well. But let’s say this is true and illegal immigrants are leaving the U.S. more than they’re coming is. Isn’t this a good thing? Doesn’t this show the so-called “invasion” from the southern border is just a lie? It could be the decline is because of tougher immigration laws passed by several southern states. But CMS isn’t sure.

Based on the trends in the undocumented population in Georgia and Arizona (Figure 3), it does not appear that the legislation in those two states had a lasting impact on the size of either population. Population decline had already begun in both states before the laws were passed, and the population could have fallen to the 2014 levels even if the legislation had not been enacted.

The decline in the undocumented population in Arizona in recent years has been accompanied by a steady increase in the number of naturalized citizens (Figure 4). From 2008 to 2014, the undocumented population in Arizona dropped by 65,000, and the naturalized citizen population increased by 85,000.

That’s a pretty interesting statistic, again, if it’s true. The same goes for a table showing 6M illegal immigrants are Mexican, down almost 600K from 2010. It’s very interesting to see which countries are seeing an increase of illegals sneaking into the U.S.

The population from many of the areas and countries shown in Table 5 declined from 2010 to 2014, but other areas showed small increases. As noted, the population from Mexico declined by 9 percent. The largest declines, by area, were for the Caribbean (-9%), South America (-22%), Europe (-18%), and Oceania (-10%). The population from Central America increased by 5 percent. Populations from Africa and Asia showed smaller increases, of 3 percent and 1 percent, respectively.

Sixteen of the countries shown in Table 5 lost undocumented population from 2010 to 2014, and the population from 10 countries increased. In addition to Mexico, the five countries (four of them in South America) that declined the most were Brazil (-47,000), Ecuador (-41,000), Colombia (-38,000), Korea (-37,000), and Peru (-24,000). The population from four countries grew by 20,000 or more from 2010 to 2014: Honduras (36,000), Guatemala (32,000), India (26,000), and China (21,000).

It’d be curious to find out where the illegal immigrants are going. Mexican are probably going back to Mexico, but are the Far East and European illegal immigrants going there too or trying to skip to Canada? That’s a law enforcement question, which no one is answering. One thing the CMS study doesn’t address is the fact DHS reported half a million people came to the U.S. legally, then just decided to overstay their visas. That’s disgusting and is just a failure of the federal government to enforce the actual laws on the books. People here know I’m a fan of changing the laws to encourage more legal immigration, but illegal immigration is intolerable. The federal government needs to follow their own rules (tall order, I know) and be willing to follow up on foreigners who come to the U.S. on a visa and just decide to stick around. Jazz certainly feels the same way, and expressed his opinion last week. All this does is convince me there’s a systemwide problem with the federal government, pretty much dating all the way back to the passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts. The government just wants to seize more power, without any of the responsibility. It’s almost like they were the first ones to come up with the phrase, “with great power, comes great irresponsibility,” instead of the upcoming movie Deadpool. The failure of the U.S. government to follow even the smallest of its own rules shows why it needs to be cut back and back, and more power needs to be given to the states and (even better) the individual. Perhaps a federal government which didn’t have its fingers in every pie possible could focus on more important things like making sure people on student visas don’t just hang around, without having to rely on dystopian ideas like biometric tracking.

Update (Ed), 1/25/16: The headline was a bit clumsy, so I edited it for better clarity.


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Bullshiite.

We don’t have real numbers as to who is here illegaly or not.

portlandon on January 24, 2016 at 6:40 PM

I wonder how they counted the illegals who never bothered to make their presence officially known.

Rix on January 24, 2016 at 6:43 PM

Funny how this comes out now and seems to refute all the reports of people, families and children pouring over the border … a border left totally wide open under orders by Obama administration.

darwin on January 24, 2016 at 6:44 PM

portlandon on January 24, 2016 at 6:40 PM

I agree.

They are not including all that arrived in 2015, either.

Barred on January 24, 2016 at 6:45 PM

BS.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/20/exclusive-ann-coulter-the-government-hasnt-the-first-idea-how-many-illegal-aliens-are-in-the-country/

Coulter told Breitbart News in response to the bogus study, which was hyped by the Washington Post:

Any half-wit knows that the government hasn’t the first idea how many illegal aliens are in the country,” Coulter told Breitbart News in response to the bogus study, which was hyped by the Washington Post. “Not the the foggiest notion. Government officials can’t even tell us how many illegal aliens are in the government’s own custody in prison — and they show surprisingly little interest in finding out. Suspicions ought to be piqued by the fact that all official sources assure us that there have been exactly 11 million illegal aliens in the country for more than a decade now.

Meanwhile, as far back as 1990, Coulter writes, anthropologist Maxine Margolis found “that the Brazilian consulate counted 100,000 Brazilians living in New York City, while the Brazilian foreign office put the number at 230,000. That same year, the 1990 census reported that only 9,200 Brazilians lived in New York City.”

sharrukin on January 24, 2016 at 6:46 PM

Is this figure obtained by Executive Action?

What’s the net result if a segment of the illegal population has recently, magically, been declared legal?

Lolo on January 24, 2016 at 6:48 PM

It’s the economy.

CWforFreedom on January 24, 2016 at 6:48 PM

Someone in the Democratic administration is trying to pop Trump’s bubble of support by creating the impression the problem is getting better…

Doc Holliday on January 24, 2016 at 6:49 PM

Wake me up when it’s ZERO.

And when I don’t have to press 1 for English.

Until then, enforce the existing laws, which INCLUDE deportation.

fred5678 on January 24, 2016 at 6:49 PM

gee, what a surprise that the HA guy who claims that there already is a wall at the border would bring us this outrageous story, especially after we see the border flooded with unaccompanied illegal minors.

more bullsheet from the open borders left, and their Boobio buddies, the GOPe Chamber maid crowd.

Senator Philip Bluster on January 24, 2016 at 6:50 PM

horseshit study.The business elite in this country are desperate for even more cheap labor as are liberals for illegal voters. If Ted, Hillary or that commie win, this country as we know it is over. Ted Cruz will be handing out H1B visas like candy and who knows how many rapefugees he’ll let into this country.

legalimmigrant on January 24, 2016 at 6:53 PM

Lies kill

To many lies to count

Lies of lies for lies from lies to false data from liars.

Truth is life

Seek truth or die from commie lies/liars!

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 24, 2016 at 6:54 PM

Wake me up… when I don’t have to press 1 for English.

fred5678 on January 24, 2016 at 6:49 PM

Just wait. English will be button number “2” soon enough.

Rusty Nail on January 24, 2016 at 6:56 PM

Who really knows? Some MAY leave on their own, BUT we have all the ones Obummer has sent Invitations out to have been spilling over.

What it really all adds is Obummer has gone a long way to over-run this company with INVADERS.

Nat George on January 24, 2016 at 6:58 PM

Bullshiite.

We don’t have real numbers as to who is here illegaly or not.

portlandon on January 24, 2016 at 6:40 PM

Zackly. Bullsh1t.

Jaibones on January 24, 2016 at 6:58 PM

If there is one illegal in the country, then there are too many.

Rebar on January 24, 2016 at 6:58 PM

Even if true (highly doubtful), can you imagine the explosion in the anchor baby population alone?

Last year in March, Hispanics officially surpassed non-Hispanic whites for the first time in California (39% to 38.8%).

ShainS on January 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Free births for the anchor babies in our tax payer furnished public hospitals.

The Evil Off The Evil Scale!

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 24, 2016 at 7:04 PM

If you tell working class Mexicans the truth that most of the illegals coming in now aren’t even Mexican and that they are driving down the value of their labor, I think you can make the Mexican citizens vote for a crackdown on illegals and for sane immigration policy. It’s insane for them to provide votes for coc and the modern-day plantation masters.

Buddahpundit on January 24, 2016 at 7:05 PM

… and we believe this “study” because ?

erp on January 24, 2016 at 7:10 PM

Bullshiite.

We don’t have real numbers as to who is here illegaly or not.

portlandon on January 24, 2016 at 6:40 PM

Exactly.
They have no idea. The number is almost a guess.

And even if it true that it declined by a million we have little idea of how many are left.

Is it now 10million 19million 29million? No one really knows. It IS NOT SCIENCE – it’s guesswork.

BoxHead1 on January 24, 2016 at 7:10 PM

gee wheez…wonder who’s lying?

JugEarsButtHurt on January 24, 2016 at 7:13 PM

I’d probably bet $25 it’s not.

TheMadHessian on January 24, 2016 at 7:13 PM

Still need a wall.

Magicjava on January 24, 2016 at 7:14 PM

Now there are only 40 million…better stop them from leaving!

trs on January 24, 2016 at 7:14 PM

They may have came out with a bogus report like this 4 years ago. If so, you can expose it as a Democrat election year hoax.

Buddahpundit on January 24, 2016 at 7:16 PM

It’d be curious to find out where the illegal immigrants are going.

Fantasyland.

xblade on January 24, 2016 at 7:17 PM

They may have came out with a bogus report like this 4 years ago. If so, you can expose it as a Democrat election year hoax.

Buddahpundit

Not sure if it was 4 years ago, but a few years ago they released a report claiming illegals were leaving faster than they were coming for the first time in decades. They released the same report almost verbatim as if it were new late last year when Trump started talking about deporting illegals.

xblade on January 24, 2016 at 7:21 PM

Trump should ascribe this fake decrease to his own rise, will look neat in his speeches.

Rix on January 24, 2016 at 7:23 PM

I was wondering when HA was going to get around to posting this. But…but…the sky! She is falling still!

CivilDiscourse on January 24, 2016 at 7:24 PM

The illegals from Meh-hee-ko don’t want to get San Bernardinoed by Dog Eater’s illegals from Syria?

viking01 on January 24, 2016 at 7:28 PM

I was wondering when HA was going to get around to posting this. But…but…the sky! She is falling still!

CivilDiscourse

Big fan of BS that you are, it’s not surprising.

xblade on January 24, 2016 at 7:29 PM

From 1980 to 2014, the legally resident population from Mexico grew faster than the Mexican undocumented population.

To include large families of anchor babies aged 0~34 years.

Lolo on January 24, 2016 at 7:33 PM

there is no immigration problem. never has been.

everdiso on January 24, 2016 at 7:33 PM

The report found almost 1M fewer illegal immigrants are in the country, compared to 2008.

Yes, because the economy is the worst since the 1930s for people who don’t own stocks. “Our s—-y economy, which is hopefully temporary, has solved our illegal immigration problem and our nonexistent borders” is not the most convincing argument.

Anyway, there are between 12 and 20 million illegals in this country. That is probably over 5%, effectively well over 10% if you acknowledge that their anchor-baby legacies are “citizens” before the law only. Given their heavy localization, those are annexation numbers for large sections of the country.

Those are bottom line “ebb” numbers, which are bad enough, and they will skyrocket if we ever overcome Obamunism.

TimesUp on January 24, 2016 at 7:34 PM

Millard still post here, Boss Emeritus must be SHDH.

D-fusit on January 24, 2016 at 7:35 PM

’d probably bet $25 it’s not.

TheMadHessian on January 24, 2016 at 7:13 PM

…(:->)…

JugEarsButtHurt on January 24, 2016 at 7:37 PM

there is no immigration problem. never has been.

everdiso on January 24, 2016 at 7:33 PM

You’d even say that even if you were German right now.

Rusty Nail on January 24, 2016 at 7:39 PM

About 250,000 fewer undocumented immigrants from Mexico lived in California in 2014 compared to 2010;

Of that quarter million, how many were recently declared legal through EO? effectively switching categories, so as to no longer appear “undocumented.”

Lolo on January 24, 2016 at 7:41 PM

The total US undocumented population continued to decline in 2014 and has fallen by more than a million since 2008;

The undocumented population of the majority of US states declined after 2008; however, 11 states reached their maximum population in 2014, including Texas;

Does this mean “reached their maximum” or “still climbing”?

Lolo on January 24, 2016 at 7:46 PM

I think this thread is BS..

bazil9 on January 24, 2016 at 7:48 PM

The decline in the undocumented population in Arizona in recent years has been accompanied by a steady increase in the number of naturalized citizens (Figure 4). From 2008 to 2014, the undocumented population in Arizona dropped by 65,000, and the naturalized citizen population increased by 85,000.

How many of those are pressing “1” for English?

Lolo on January 24, 2016 at 7:49 PM

Cool story, jose.

HumpBot Salvation on January 24, 2016 at 7:51 PM

The Mexican-born undocumented population was about 600,000 smaller in 2014 than it was in 2010;

Are the Mexican-born illegals the most skilled at avoiding being counted?

Lolo on January 24, 2016 at 7:52 PM

Xblade, yes. They’ll tell you where they fear they are vulnerable. Lots of ace bandages wrapped around their Achille’s heel.

Buddahpundit on January 24, 2016 at 7:52 PM

Riiight.

And unemployment is down, global warming is up, and ISIS is on the run.

*spit*

petefrt on January 24, 2016 at 7:52 PM

And nobody has figured out that the Illegal Immigrant Population is one of the surest indicators of how the economy is really doing? If the number of illegal immigrants is going down, the economy is in the toilet. If the population is going up, the economy is thriving. It really is that simple. If the numbers have dropped since 2008 it means quite simply the economic recovery is a lie. Something most voters realize.

patches on January 24, 2016 at 7:53 PM

there is no immigration problem. never has been.

everdiso on January 24, 2016 at 7:33 PM

I’d wager you’re one of them-senor pinga

bazil9 on January 24, 2016 at 7:53 PM

there is no immigration problem. never has been.
.
everdiso on January 24, 2016 at 7:33 PM

.
Whoa … that’s what we (most of us at Hotair) have been saying, all along.
.
The problem is the illegal ALIEN invasion, from across the southern border.

Strictly speaking, that doesn’t constitute an “immigration problem”.

Most of us at Hotair reject the need for “immigration reform”. We believe the immigration system is fine … but it hasn’t been enforced worth-a-hang, in the last twenty+ odd years.

You’re damn right, that includes the “Bush 43” administration.

listens2glenn on January 24, 2016 at 7:57 PM

I was in charge of giving Taylor his meds this weekend but I got caught up in a dart game at the bar. This is all on me.

Jazz Shaw on January 24, 2016 at 8:08 PM

It’s the free market at work. Immigrants don’t come here if there aren’t enough jobs for everyone.

TBSchemer on January 24, 2016 at 8:10 PM

New study says illegal immigration U.S. population…declining??

Ha. And unemployment is at 5%.

Ruckus_Tom on January 24, 2016 at 8:11 PM

I was in charge of giving Taylor his meds this weekend but I got caught up in a dart game at the bar. This is all on me.

Jazz Shaw on January 24, 2016 at 8:08 PM

Thanks, Jazz. That would explain it.

The next beer’s on me. Cheers!

petefrt on January 24, 2016 at 8:15 PM

Amazing. The gov’t seems to be able to count these people but they cannot find them.

phadras on January 24, 2016 at 8:16 PM

From the CMS website…

Between 1978 and 2003, CMS published In Defense of the Alien, a collection of articles written by the leading experts in the field for CMS’s annual legal conference. Combined, these volumes represent the most thorough treatment of immigration law and policy developments during this 26-year period. They cover refugee and asylum issues, federal legislation (including the 1986 legalization program), family- and employment-based immigration, public benefit eligibility, post-9/11 immigration developments, and many other issues.

voiceofreason on January 24, 2016 at 8:18 PM

http://jmhs.cmsny.org/index.php/jmhs/pages/view/editorialboard

Anyone recognize these people? The homepage suggests that it’s pretty left leaning.

I’ll await an analysis from someone at Mark Krikorian’s outfit, Center for Immigration Studies.

If there’s any truth to this, it dispels the myth that we can’t reverse illegal immigration. And for that reason, I say let’s finish the job.

Anecdotally, I just returned from a trip to Kroger’s. Anymore, it’s like the UN, and I’m not convinced they’re all here legally. My guess is that the Hispanics are not, the Indians are here on Ted Cruz visas, the Far-East Asians may be here on Ted Cruz visas, and lord only knows about all the Eastern Europeans. Sadly, a good-sized group of Uzbekhi (sp?) Muslims live near me under some Ted Cruz visa program or a Muslim refugee program.

BuckeyeSam on January 24, 2016 at 8:23 PM

there is no immigration problem. never has been.

everdiso on January 24, 2016 at 7:33 PM

Kate Steinle can’t hear you.

TheMadHessian on January 24, 2016 at 8:27 PM

Amazing. The gov’t seems to be able to count these people but they cannot find them.

phadras on January 24, 2016 at 8:16 PM

I remember when Gingrich suggested during one of the 2012 debates that the feds get Fed Ex to track them. I wouldn’t trust UPS. According to the piece, UPS is one of six companies (Ikea, MasterCard, Airbnb, LinkedIn, Western Union and UPS) pushing for more Muslim refugee resettlement.

http://www.wnd.com/2016/01/yogurt-billionaire-hire-more-muslim-refugees/

Think twice about Chobani yogurt. I’m calling to cancel my MasterCard tomorrow.

BuckeyeSam on January 24, 2016 at 8:33 PM

Anyone who watches Broad City knows Taylor is Bevers.

Arnold Yabenson on January 24, 2016 at 8:35 PM

Too convenient by half, isn’t it, to come out with a study showing a decline in immigration when control over immigration is one of the key issues driving the election?

lineholder on January 24, 2016 at 9:01 PM

I was in charge of giving Taylor his meds this weekend but I got caught up in a dart game at the bar. This is all on me.

Jazz Shaw on January 24, 2016 at 8:08 PM

You need an Apple Watch with its nifty alarm features!

/El Rushbo

[You’re a good man, Jazz …]

ShainS on January 24, 2016 at 9:04 PM

It’s the free market at work. Immigrants don’t come here if there aren’t enough jobs for everyone.

TBSchemer on January 24, 2016 at 8:10 PM

94 million Americans who can’t find jobs agree!

ShainS on January 24, 2016 at 9:05 PM

If true:
Good f*****g riddance.

orangemtl on January 24, 2016 at 9:12 PM

If Obama and the libs keep turning America into a Sh!thole, soon illegals won’t be the only ones leaving.

Oxymoron on January 24, 2016 at 9:31 PM

there is no immigration problem. never has been.

everdiso on January 24, 2016 at 7:33 PM

Of course not.

You want the country overrun with impoverished third worlders.

It’s not a problem. It’s diversity and enlightened thinking.

fadetogray on January 24, 2016 at 9:37 PM

Look again.

TimBuk3 on January 24, 2016 at 9:45 PM

Then there will be a few less to send back

Jackson on January 24, 2016 at 9:48 PM

94 million Americans who can’t find jobs agree!

ShainS on January 24, 2016 at 9:05 PM

Hence the loss of immigrants.

TBSchemer on January 24, 2016 at 10:01 PM

It’s no doubt going down because there’s little left to steal.

How many times does a liquor store get looted in a riot?
Just once, unless someone left a few bottles of MD 2020 laying around, then some hobo will be by to pick it up.

Many are taking note that if they don’t abandon their mission now and try to come back legally, there will be no chance at all of theft of America in the future, cuz we’re about to go all 21st century on their asses.

Andy__B on January 24, 2016 at 10:11 PM

It takes a “study” to tell you this?

Actually I know from California alone that that’s bs. The population of illegals is exploding out of control. And this explosion in California seems to have corresponded exactly with Obama’s presidency. In other words, over the last 7 years or so the population of illegals and consequent bilingualism everywhere has just gone through the roof.

anotherJoe on January 24, 2016 at 10:26 PM

At this point, no one but a fool would believe the US government on anything. Thanks for this Democrats, and I fervently hope there is a special place in Hell for you all.

Ray Van Dune on January 24, 2016 at 11:03 PM

illegal immigrant population

There is no such.

There can only be legal immigration.

All else is invasion, overstay, usurpation and related.

All who don’t get this have NO credibility.

Schadenfreude on January 25, 2016 at 12:08 AM

Just one question: Is that headline in English?

cptacek on January 25, 2016 at 12:09 AM

Whenever illegal immigration is in the news, someone, somewhere releases a study saying it’s gone down and it’s always soon followed by another report saying hey, guess what, it’s back up again. I was at a KFC and the guy at the drive-thru didn’t speak english, imagine how saturated with illegals a city has to be for a major company to not just hire a non-english speaker, but put him to work in the drive-thru.

clearbluesky on January 25, 2016 at 12:15 AM

Not only that, the price of the Brooklyn bridge is at an all-time low.

Wino on January 25, 2016 at 12:36 AM

Center for Migration Studies

Hmm. Now why do I think that there’s more than a couple of Libtards in that little group?

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 25, 2016 at 12:40 AM

Is the Millard population of U.S brain stagnation….declining?

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Masih ad-Dajjal on January 25, 2016 at 3:19 AM

It’s a ridiculous assertion, I wonder if they even consider people here over a certain amount of time illegal anymore. Just open your eyes, look at the border surges of “children”, just look around where you live, freebies haven’t been going down, enforcement hasn’t been going up, the avility to flaunt our laws has gotten worse – nobody can possibly believe the numbers of illegals have been dropping.

Anybody who believes they’re leaving is a fool or has something to gain by that lie.

Ukiah on January 25, 2016 at 5:44 AM

Considering that Mexico has one of the lowest birth rates in the world and their economy isn’t doing too badly. I don’t find this too surprising.

steel guy on January 25, 2016 at 6:32 AM

This is familiar.

Doesn’t this sound a lot like the unemployment numbers, miraculously going down, down, down?

Its easy– for purposes of your statistics, just assume that people out of work for a certain period of time are no longer unemployed, and that people here illegally after a certain period of time are no longer undocumented.

The science is settled!

Dolce Far Niente on January 25, 2016 at 7:48 AM

For every study, there is an equal and opposite study.

TimBuk3 on January 25, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Obama has given “legal” (although unconstitutional) status to hundreds of thousands (if not more) illegal aliens through his “pen and phone” executive amnesties like DACA and DAPA. Also, hundreds of thousands (if not more) illegal aliens from Central America have been given legal status as “refugees” (from the gang violence that has existed for decades in CA), so they too are no longer “illegal” immigrants, even though they came here illegally.

It’s all a word game. If you make millions of illegal aliens “legal,” then of course you will have fewer “illegal” aliens.

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Younggod on January 25, 2016 at 8:03 AM

This is part of an effort to claim that illegal immigration is “not a real problem”.

Expect to see many more “studies” along these lines.

The open borders crowd is very afraid that we will shut their project down. So, they are going to try and confuse the issue by presenting “facts” that there isn’t a problem.

Monkeytoe on January 25, 2016 at 8:11 AM

Maybe it is dropping, and maybe it is not. But I will tell you about something I saw happen a few years ago.

I used to teach high school in a border state with a high population of English as a Second Language learners. Virtually all were Spanish-speaking immigrants from Mexico and Latin America. Many were illegal.

Round about late 2007, it was noticeable that the population size was declining. Class sizes were shrinking because families were leaving the country and going back home.

A few months later, all economic hell broke loose.

Canaries in a coal mine?

damage done on January 25, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Not surprising.

Less economic migrants dont want to sneak into a country that doesnt have any work for them.

Maybe Obama is a good president to stop illegal immigrantion?

;D

Zybalto on January 25, 2016 at 8:34 AM

http://iotwreport.com/introducing-hot-airs-taylor-millard/

I know it’s hard to find good help nowadays, but this, really?

horatio on January 25, 2016 at 8:45 AM

Dear leader has to make room for all his ME refugees to come in.

Kissmygrits on January 25, 2016 at 9:01 AM

Not sure if it was 4 years ago, but a few years ago they released a report claiming illegals were leaving faster than they were coming for the first time in decades. They released the same report almost verbatim as if it were new late last year when Trump started talking about deporting illegals.

xblade on January 24, 2016 at 7:21 PM

Pew has been peddling that meme for years now; and yet, there has been a steady increase in the pressure upon states to issue DL’s to illegals: Why, if they are a diminishing factor?

Another Drew on January 25, 2016 at 10:21 AM

this data is more suspicious than the unemplyoment data generated by the LYING MUSLIM POS POTUS’ liars

bilker on January 25, 2016 at 12:28 PM

there is no immigration problem. never has been.

everdiso on January 24, 2016 at 7:33 PM

Several million people are here in defiance of the law. They are being aided and abetted in their defiance of law by nearly every Democrat city and blue state in the US.

A female trying to get here has a 7 in 10 chance of being raped at least once before she makes it here.

The surge of illegals summer before last ended up being a major recruiting effort for MS-13, one of the most violent gangs in the world.

But in your opinion, these are not problems.

That says more about you than it does the situation we’re in.

GrumpyOldFart on January 25, 2016 at 4:22 PM

It’s the free market at work. Immigrants don’t come here if there aren’t enough jobs for everyone.

TBSchemer on January 24, 2016 at 8:10 PM

Unless there is a cornucopia of benefits (welfare, medicare, etc.) that don’t require a job, nor citizenship, to qualify for.

Do you really consider that “the free market at work”?

It’s much the same as how going to jail holds no fears for someone if the environment in jail is safer and more comfortable than the outside world.

GrumpyOldFart on January 25, 2016 at 7:32 PM