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Posted: Monday, September 23, 2013 1:30 pm | Updated: 9:23 am, Tue Sep 24, 2013.

WASHINGTON — A sharp drop in the number of unauthorized immigrants in the United States that accompanied the start of the Great Recession has leveled off in recent years and could be ticking back upward as the economy improves, according to a report released Monday.

In all, the analysis from the Pew Research Center estimated that there were 11.7 million immigrants living in the country illegally in March 2012. That was down from an all-time high of 12.2 million in 2007, a year before the stock market collapsed, but it represented a slight increase from the estimated 11.3 million in 2009, during the worst year of the recession.

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3 comments:

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 8:37 am on Wed, Sep 25, 2013.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1156

    "Undocumented Democrats" was what Jay Leno called 'em, and that seems to sum up the situation accurately.

     
  • Pat Shackleford posted at 1:56 pm on Tue, Sep 24, 2013.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 387

    Can't decide if that or "undocumented" is more appropriate.
    In a similar vein; overheard at the bank teller window by the guy in the cap and dark glasses, "I'll be making an unauthorized withdrawal now please. Do feel free to ducument it however you like though. Now step on it, sister! I've got a bus to catch. "

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 10:45 am on Tue, Sep 24, 2013.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1156

    Unauthorized immigrants? Is that what we're calling illegal aliens now?

     
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