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Old 10-02-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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The illegal immigrant population has stopped growing, according to a report out Thursday by the Pew Hispanic Center.

The number of illegal immigrants in the USA rose for much of the decade to a peak of 12.4 million last year, from 8.4 million in 2000, according to Jeffrey Passel, a senior demographer at the center, a non-partisan research organization.

Study: Illegal immigrant population stalls - USATODAY.com
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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.........and, is starting to decline as we speak
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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.........and, is starting to decline as we speak
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I think we can credit Sherriff Joe Arpaio for that!
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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.........and, is starting to decline as we speak
Go Arizona!
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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It will pick back up after the election.
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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a lot of the jobs have gone away. so when the jobs dry up, they go back to their countries.
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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It will pick back up after the election.
That I doubt--------no work anymore for most of the ilegals and too; ICE is really starting to crack the whip.
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Old 10-02-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: California
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Thats good the numbers are declining. But I don't think it was fear of ICE or Arapio(), or them being bummed out over there not being a welcome mat, as much as it is just the lack of jobs.

Proof that many illegals are coming here to work, rather than create general mayhem or "invade to take back Mexico."

If Mexico's economy continues to improve, that would be a more long term solution to slow down illegal immigration.
This is more than likely just a slow period . Makes me wonder what'll happen when the U.S. economy goes back to normal...

Hopefully, Mexico stays on the up and up, and more jobs are created down there, so people don't have to risk their lives making the dangerous trek to the United States.
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