Saturday, February 16, 2013
Illegals saying "adios?"
From the NY Times:
New York has far fewer illegal immigrants than California, Texas and Florida, and their ranks have been declining, according to a new analysis by the Center for Migration Studies’ International Migration Review.
The analysis by the academic journal estimated that New York was home to 750,000 of the nation’s 11.7 million unauthorized immigrants in 2010, compared with 2.9 million in California, 1.6 million in Texas and 1 million in Florida.
The influx of unauthorized immigrants peaked in 2000, the analysis said, and by 2009 New York was one of 29 states that recorded a net loss – 35,000 – in that population.
Meanwhile, Florida and several other southern states reported gains in their illegal immigrant population that year.
Generally, the decline reflected the impact of the recession on jobs.