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Forget what the useful idiots say, look at real numbers on immigration.

May 1, 2010

Graph of the Day for May 1, 2010 

(and when will New york step up, they have as big of a problem as Arizona)

Randall Hoven

“[We are] looking at the law to decide exactly how we are going to react to it…we are considering all possibilities, including the possibility of a court challenge.”  Eric Holder, US Attorney General.

“[The law] could pull away resources from federal immigration enforcement efforts… really look at whether the law meets constitutional safeguards or not.”  Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Dept. of Homeland Security.
“[The] law will be challenged on constitutional grounds. The President called the law misguided. He said it violates a basic of fairness that we cherish as Americans.”  Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT).
“… a law that I think is unconstitutional.”  Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
Reactions to the Arizona law regarding unauthorized aliens, as reported by Jake Tapper.


Source:  Congressional Research Service.  HT:  Clarice Feldman.

Estimated number of unauthorized aliens in the US by start of 2009:  10.8 to 11.9 million
Percentage of those who arrived prior to 1990:  19%
Percentage arriving since 2000:  36%
Percentage from Mexico:  59% to 62%
Percentage from the Americas, excluding Canada:  82%
Percentage from Asia:  9% to 11%
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