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U.S. Illegal Immigration Total Lowest in a Decade

By Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project

There were 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. in 2016, down from 12.2 million in 2007. The total is the lowest since 2004 and is tied to a decline in the number of Mexican unauthorizeRead full story

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  • Michael Andrews
    Michael AndrewsFounder & CEO at MPA Global

    When we talk about immigrants and immigration, it is important gather the facts. The facts show a significant decline in immigration from across The Mexico- US border. Surely, there continues to be immigration where people are in the most jeopardy but over the numbers are down.

    There were 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in 2016, down from a peak of 12.2 million in 2007, according to the new estimates.

    The total is the lowest since 2004. It is tied to a decline of 1.5 million

    When we talk about immigrants and immigration, it is important gather the facts. The facts show a significant decline in immigration from across The Mexico- US border. Surely, there continues to be immigration where people are in the most jeopardy but over the numbers are down.

    There were 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in 2016, down from a peak of 12.2 million in 2007, according to the new estimates.

    The total is the lowest since 2004. It is tied to a decline of 1.5 million people in the number of Mexican unauthorized immigrants from 2007 to 2016. Nevertheless, Mexico remains the country of origin for 5.4 million unauthorized immigrants, or roughly half of the U.S. total.”

  • Catherine Tannahill
    Catherine Tannahillprof, teacher

    The term illegal says that any are too many. If they truly seek 'political' asylum, then follow the legal process. Economic need doesn't qualify as a need for asylum. No one has a right to come to the US any more than they have the right to enter my home uninvited. When interim countries are deporting some as terrorists & well over 50% are clearly identified as young men (15-35) & when they plan to attempt entry en masse, this is a foreign invasion thus requiring the government to take whatever actions

    The term illegal says that any are too many. If they truly seek 'political' asylum, then follow the legal process. Economic need doesn't qualify as a need for asylum. No one has a right to come to the US any more than they have the right to enter my home uninvited. When interim countries are deporting some as terrorists & well over 50% are clearly identified as young men (15-35) & when they plan to attempt entry en masse, this is a foreign invasion thus requiring the government to take whatever actions are necessary to stop that invasion. Preferably this is done as nonviolently as possible but must be done. The failure to allow any other action but actual impediment to entry removes many options. This is what the politicians have brought us to by their refusal to do their job.

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