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Another Immigration Graph

From the same source as the previous post:

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It is worth noting that much of the current debate on immigration is based on perceptions built during a time of a bulge in immigration, rather than on the long-term trends, nor the current situations.

Along those lines, in fact:  Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero—and Perhaps Less

The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill. After four decades that brought 12 million current immigrants—most of whom came illegally—the net migration flow from Mexico to the United States has stopped and may have reversed, according to a new analysis of government data from both countries by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center.

The standstill appears to be the result of many factors, including the weakened U.S. job and housing construction markets, heightened border enforcement, a rise in deportations, the growing dangers associated with illegal border crossings, the long-term decline in Mexico’s birth rates and broader economic conditions in Mexico.

The long-term trend line:

Here are the shorter term numbers:

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About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is Professor and Chair of Political Science at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. He is the author of Voting Amid Violence: Electoral Democracy in Colombia and is currently working on a comparative study of the US to 29 other democracies. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging at PoliBlog since 2003. Follow Steven on Twitter

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  1. Dave Francis says:

    THE LINE MUST BE DRAWN IN THE SAND SOMEWHERE…?

    Americans keep getting the erroneous signal from the polls, and only hear from the 8 senators who are expressing a need to pass immigration reform. Polls for instance are carefully worded to accrue positive advantage for the left, and other legislative voices never get to speak out? But there is more to a Path to citizenship, the outrageous costs, and even overpopulation, further arrivals; everybody who troubled and disturbed about working to support the 11 million illegal aliens already squatting here (Well underestimated by the Census, and other government offices). Without contradiction there will be new waves of foreign national migrants and immigrants that will surely come, if we don’t defend our borders to the maximum of our resources, or stop the hundreds of overstaying airline passengers who arrive, but never depart? What constantly vestiges are concealed is the adverse statements of other members of Congress who remain tough opponents to rewarding the illegal aliens, who stole into our sovereign country, never able to speak out.

    If Americans are paying attention to this massive contentious problem, they should view the comments and articles in the blogs and other E-Media. In some instances Liberal progressive webmasters either delete or apply some reason as “spam use to rid comments. But in smaller newspapers, bulletins and other press commentary doesn’t not get erased. It shows a reactionary preoccupation by avid readers that illegal aliens should not gain any award and should be deported, not the misleading rhetoric as determined by the national press? Statements of lesser lawmakers are confined to the Chambers of Congress, not to be found in the majority of news media. On the front page of the NumbersUSA website, under the headline “Members of Congress speak out against Amnesty” is a list of Senators and Congressional Representatives who have something to say:

    Sen. Jeff Sessions (AL): “Americans overwhelmingly oppose illegal immigration. They have pleaded with Congress to end the mass illegality for decades to little avail. All the while, millions have been added to the total of those illegally here.”

    Sen. David Vitter (LA): “There was a so-called immigration reform proposal that passed into law, and the model was, very simple. We’re going to get serious about enforcement. We really, really are. We’re going to have a one-time leniency. Or amnesty and it will fix the problem once and for all. ..Well, as we know from bitter experience, since then, it didn’t quite turn out that way. The promised enforcement never fully materialized.”

    Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC-5): Our country’s immigration system is broken and badly burdening taxpayers. The first step to reform has to be securing our porous borders once and for all. Until actual legislation is made available, I cannot pass judgment on fluid, on-going deliberations among Senators. But it is my hope to see common-sense immigration reform accomplished through bipartisan collaboration that rewards those who, for years, have been obeying the rule of law as they wait for a shot at the American Dream.

    Go to NumbersUSA to read other political statements along with video floor speeches. Also tell your Members that an amnesty is premature before E-Verify is mandated, an entry-exit system to track non-immigrant visa holders is complete, and chain migration and the visa lottery have been eliminated.

    There have been a few new developments over the last 24 hours. Gang of Eight Members, Sen. Chuck Schumer, said that securing the border will not block a path to citizenship for illegal aliens. Also, Heritage policy expert, Robert Rector, said the amnesty proposals released earlier this week will cost taxpayers at least $2.5 trillion. Help get this message to Congress. Call your Three Members TODAY at (202) 224-3121. Let Congress know that the new proposals offered by both the Senate Gang of Eight and Pres. Obama are nothing but a rehash of the failed 2007 amnesty bills.

    Sen. Grassley Introduces Mandatory E-Verify Bill on Friday, February 1, 2013, 9:36 AM EST.

    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has introduced new legislation (S.202) in the U.S. Senate that would require all employers in the United States to use E-Verify. Sen. Grassley serves as the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees immigration policy in the Senate. He also sits on the Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security. The Accountability through Electronic Verification Act of 2013 would make the E-Verify program permanent and would require all employers to use the system within 12 months of enactment. “With employers using the program on a voluntary basis, E-Verify has already proven its value in helping to enforce immigration laws by giving employers a tool to determine if individuals are eligible to work in the United States. And, if we can help stop employers from hiring people here illegally, we can help stem the flow of individuals crossing the border for jobs,” Sen. Grassley said. “E-Verify will safeguard opportunities for legal workers and give employers a reliable tool to have a legal workforce.”

    As of Thursday, January 24, 2013, 12:11 PM EST, there are more cosponsored H.R.140, the Birthright Citizenship Act. The bill was introduced by Rep. Steve King and is part of NumbersUSA’s 5 Great Immigration-Reduction Solutions. If passed, the bill would end the practice of granting automatic citizenship to all children born in the United States. The Birthright Citizenship Act, H.R. 140, would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act – not the constitution – to consider a person born in the United States “subject to the jurisdiction” of the United States for citizenship at birth purposes if the person is born in the United States of parents, one of whom is: (1) a U.S. citizen or national; (2) a lawful permanent resident alien whose residence is in the United States; or (3) an alien performing active service in the U.S. Armed Forces.

    A Rasmussen poll Reports: 65% of Likely U.S. Voters Oppose Birthright Citizenship for Children of Illegal Aliens.

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