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Report: One in 10 Hispanics questioned by authorities about immigration status.

By Ali Frick  

"Report: One in 10 Hispanics questioned by authorities about immigration status."


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“Nearly one in 10 Hispanics in the U.S. reported that in the last year police or other authorities have stopped them and asked them about their immigration status,” according to a study by the Pew Hispanic Center released yesterday. A majority of Hispanics worry about deportation, with 40 percent saying they worry a lot “and an additional 17% say they worry some that they themselves, a family member or a close friend may be deported.” In 2007, “federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested more than 35,000 illegal immigrants, including unauthorized workers and immigration fugitives, more than double the number in 2006.” A record 276,912 immigrants were deported.

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