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Old 10-16-2008, 03:24 PM
 
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Default How Many Illegals Do You Believe are in the U.S. ?

How many illegal immigrants do you believe are in the U.S. currently? I've read statistics estimating it to be approximately 12 million, but I think this is extremely conservative. I would suspect our country must have at least 30 million illegal immigrants.
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I would guess the same, 30 million.
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:53 PM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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Here's a handy dandy little site I stumbled upon. Each indiividual counter is researched thoroughly and the supportive evidence posted on the website.

Immigration Counters.com - Live Counters, news, resources

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Old 10-16-2008, 05:44 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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Enough that if we deported them all, there would be a relief from the strain of our social services budget. Then it would be easier to catch the freeloaders who actually belong in this country.
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Enough that if we deported them all, there would be a relief from the strain of our social services budget. Then it would be easier to catch the freeloaders who actually belong in this country.
Great point, cobolt.

My answer to the original question . . . TOO DAMN MANY!
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:05 PM
 
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Great point, cobolt.

My answer to the original question . . . TOO DAMN MANY!
ditto!
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:19 PM
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Location: Arlington, Virginia
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Great point, cobolt.

My answer to the original question . . . TOO DAMN MANY!
My feelings exactly.

But numerically about 20 million.
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Great point, cobolt.

My answer to the original question . . . TOO DAMN MANY!
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ditto!
I'd estimate somewhere between 10 and 15 million.

If every state had a law like the one we have in Arizona, which went into effect earlier this year, and it punishes employers who hire illegal/undocumented workers, then I'm sure that number would drop down considerably.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:47 PM
 
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How many illegal immigrants do you believe are in the U.S. currently? I've read statistics estimating it to be approximately 12 million, but I think this is extremely conservative. I would suspect our country must have at least 30 million illegal immigrants.
I think it's at least 30 million -- but the minute amnesty goes into effect there's going to be a whole hell of a lot more. It will be just like the last big amnesty that was supposed to be for many fewer than ended up getting it, when so many Mexicans came pouring over the border to get in on it.
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