Saturday, August 2, 2008

Illegal aliens heading home

Some 1.3 million illegal immigrants have left the United States since Congress failed to pass comprehensive immigration reform in the summer of 2007. If the trend continues, according to a new study, the nation's illegal population will drop by half in the next five years.

Tide of illegal immigrants now being reversed

Moreover, reports the Center for Immigration Studies, young Hispanic immigrants began heading south before the nation's economy did – a clue that what's driving the new outmigration is a stepped-up border and workplace enforcement, not a souring US job market.

The source of the report – a think tank with a record of opposing illegal and even some legal immigration – is controversial in immigrant communities. But its findings could help frame the debate in a new Congress and a new administration.

The key conclusion is that enforcement, not the economy, is driving the decision to self-deport.

9 comments:

Wade Nichols said...

Aufwiedersehen!

Take those 2 jokers from Ridgewood with you!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, 1.3 million went home, while 4 million were sneaking in.

Anonymous said...

There goes Mayor Boob-berg's plan NYC 2030 and its million more residents!

Go and take a hike yourself commissar!

Now what are all those Greek landlords going to do with their empty dormitories in Astoria?

Anonymous said...

Diablo, no more easy dinero up north!
I go back home!

Anonymous said...

WONDERFUL NEWS.....OUR ECONOMY AND HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, SOCIAL SECURTITY, ETC. ETC. ETC. NOW STANDS A CHANCE.

I AM HAPPY :)

Anonymous said...

Arriverderci!

Anonymous said...

Gee, where's "Salvatore"?

Thought he'd log on by now.

Must be finishing up his arroz con pollo!

At least his two NYU masters degrees taught him to be polite and not keystroke with a full mouth!

Anonymous said...

The frito banditos are moving away while the Asians are entering via mexico, and Canada in casino bus loads. The cycle shifts the balance. It's not changing at all. I smell BS as usual. Bent media hype.

Anonymous said...

Adios "amigos"! Vaya con Dios.