Wednesday, March 08, 2006

12 Million

From the New York Sun (the best newspapers you never heard of):

America's illegal immigrant population grew by more than 500,000 last year and is now approaching 12 million, according to a study released yesterday that politicians from both parties are already seizing on to add momentum to their drive to change the nation's immigration laws.

The study, released by the Pew Hispanic Center in Washington, a nonpartisan group that is a leading authority on measuring the undocumented, was released as the Senate begins considering legislation to overhaul America's immigration laws. The report paints a detailed picture of a thriving illegal population dominated by families - including 1.8 million with children who are U.S. citizens - and highly employed, with 94% of illegal immigrant men working compared to 83% of the corresponding native-born population.

The full report is available at


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