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April 17, 2009

Study: '11 percent of everyone born in Mexico is currently living in the U.S.'

Topics: Immigration and Border Issues, Political News and commentaries

This article in The Washington Times should be used as a white paper on why we need to enforce our immigration laws and border security:

[...] A record 12.7 million Mexican immigrants lived in the U.S. in 2008, a 17-fold increase since 1970, according to a study released Thursday by the Pew Hispanic Center.

"About 11 percent of everyone born in Mexico is currently living in the U.S.," the study said.

Mexicans now account for 32 percent of all immigrants living in this country - which continues to be a haven for the world's tired, huddled masses.

"No other country in the world has as many total immigrants from all countries as the United States has immigrants from Mexico alone. Other than the United States, the country that hosts the largest number of immigrants is Russia, with 12 million foreign born," the study said.

[...] Illegal immigrants "are more likely than either U.S.-born residents or legal immigrants to live in a household with a spouse and children. In addition, a growing share of the children of unauthorized immigrant parents - 73 percent - were born in this country and are U.S. citizens," the study said.

Read the entire article here...

Posted by Hyscience at April 17, 2009 11:52 AM



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