Government Data Show Fewer Illegal Immigrants

With the Justice Department suing Arizona because of its controversial immigration law and the Obama administration calling for reform, it seems that everyone these days has an opinion on whether and how to change the U.S. immigration system. However, government data shows that varying immigrant population levels make the debate a much more salient issue in some states than others.


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Angeline Capati
3.7
by Angeline Capati - Sep. 22, 2010

a. This story wasn’t very complex; it just relied on lots of data as evidence to show the drop in illegal immigrants in America. b. The evidence helped to show the drop in illegal immigrants though it was a little fact heavy. c. I wondered, and I always have been curious when it comes to counting illegal immigrants in the population, how they could do that without either getting them in trouble or getting them deported? d. It will inform the public of the drop—I myself was not even aware of the drop in illegal immigrants. It’s not provocative it’s more informative than anything. If anything, it might be used in a debate on illegal immigrants.

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