The Obama administration has deported more people than ever. No tiene verguenza?
from the Latin American Herald Tribune
The number of undocumented Mexicans in the United States continues to fall, and between 2007 and 2010 the figure declined by about 400,000, mainly due to the harsher immigration policy in several states and high unemployment....
The report says that the number of Mexican immigrants decreased in states such as Arizona (by 13.2 percent between 2007 and 2010), Florida (41.4 percent), Georgia (21.6 percent), Alabama (37.3 percent and Tennessee (31.9 percent), in which anti-immigration laws have been implemented or are being discussed.
In contrast, in other states such as California, where the number of Mexican immigrants fell by 4.7 percent, as well as in Maryland (51.2 percent), Oregon (41.2 percent) and Arkansas (49.8 percent), “the high unemployment among Mexican migrants could be spurring their exit,” the report said.
In general, Mexican migrants “are moving to states with low unemployment, or to states near those that have toughened their actions against immigrants like: Texas, New Jersey, Virginia, Washington and Michigan,” BBVA said.
The poverty rate among Mexican immigrants is double that of the U.S. population in general, the report said.