Undocumented Immigration On The Wane
Again, these strange things called facts get in the way of scary wingnut hate rhetoric.
The number of illegal immigrants entering the United States has plunged by almost two-thirds in the past decade, a dramatic shift after years of growth in the population, according to a new report by the Pew Hispanic Center.
Between 2000 and 2005, an average of 850,000 people a year entered the United States without authorization, according to the report released Wednesday. As the economy plunged into recession between 2007 and 2009, that number fell to 300,000.
Undocumented immigration is not on the rise. Crime is lower, not higher in border states. But if you listen to Fox News, CNN, and even MSNBC you’d never know this is the case. The use of hate and “those other people” (meaning not white) by the Republicans has been going on so darn long I don’t have any clue how they can still get away with it, but alas they do.
Immigration, ACRON, the return of the “new” Black Panthers, the Park 51 Mosque are all non-issues built on a foundation of lies and fear mongering.