Illegal immigration drops after ten-year rise

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"Illegal immigration drops after ten-year rise"

New census data reports that the number of immigrants in the U.S. illegally fell to 11.1 million, the first drop in a decade. Demographers do not expect illegal immigration to reach its mid-2000s peak of 12 million again because of a weakened U.S. economy, stricter enforcement mechanisms, and an aging Mexican population. Also, for the first time since 1910, Asian immigrants outnumbered Hispanic immigrants in 2011.

— Greg Noth


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