Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Flow of illegal immigrants in N.C. falling

A new study finds that the number of illegal immigrants in North Carolina has dropped more than 100,000 people since 2006.

The Pew Hispanic Center reports that about 250,000 illegal immigrants live in North Carolina. That's a significant drop from the 390,000 illegal immigrants the Pew Hispanic Center estimated to be living in the state in 2006.

The state numbers reflect a nationwide trend that show the number of illegal immigrants has dropped 8 percent to 11.1 million.

The new estimates by the Pew Hispanic Center reports that the decrease represents the first significant reversal in the growth of the illegal immigrant population over the past two decades.

The center's analysis also found that the most marked decline in the population of unauthorized immigrants has been among those who come from Latin American countries other than Mexico. From 2007 to 2009, the size of this group from the Caribbean, Central America and South America decreased 22%.

Other major findings of the report include:
• Unauthorized immigrants accounted for 28% of the nation’s foreign-born population in 2009, a decline from 31% in 2007.
• Mexico accounted for 60% of unauthorized immigrants in 2009, or 6.7 million people. Other Latin American nations accounted for 20% of the total, or 2.2 million people. South and East Asia accounted for 11% of the total, or 1.2 million people.
• In 2009, 59% of unauthorized immigrants resided in California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois and New Jersey. However, the share living in those states has declined from 80% in 1990, as unauthorized immigrants have dispersed to new settlement areas.
• Nearly half of unauthorized immigrants living in the country in 2009—47%, or 5.2 million people—arrived in 2000 or later.
• The number of male unauthorized immigrants peaked in 2007 at 6.3 million and declined to 5.8 million in 2009. The number of female unauthorized immigrants, 4.2 million in 2009, is roughly the same as it was in 2007.
• The number of children who are unauthorized, 1.1 million in 2009, declined slightly over the decade. By contrast, the population of U.S.-born children with at least one unauthorized parent nearly doubled from 2000 to 2009, when they numbered 4 million.
• There were 7.8 million unauthorized immigrants in the labor force in 2009, or 5.1% of the total. The size of the unauthorized labor force peaked in 2007 and declined in both 2008 and 2009. There were 7 million unauthorized immigrants employed in March 2009.
• States with the largest shares of immigrants in the labor force are Nevada (9.4%), California (9.3%), Texas (8.7%) and New Jersey (8.7%).
• The unemployment rate for unauthorized immigrants of all ages in March 2009 was higher than that of U.S.-born workers or legal immigrants—10.4%, 9.2% and 9.1%, respectively.

32 comments:

jjw901 said...

If the Pew Hispanic Institute knows how many illegal immigrants are in NC then they must also know where they are. And if they know where they are and that they are breaking the law just by being here then they should be charged with obstruction of justice for not reporting their whereabouts.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness!

Anonymous said...

I have NO faith in that report! and I agree with jjw901! They should be reported and deported

Larry said...

Perhaps this is just one of those things where 50 thousand or maybe 100 thousand or 200 thousand of them were reclassified for political expediency, that seems to be the thing nowadays?

Anonymous said...

jjw901: You are right. They should be charged for obstruction of justice for not reporting the whereabouts of illegal aliens. However, under the current administration's mindset, they would probably be charged with obstruction of justice BECAUSE they tried to turn in illegal aliens. Such a mindset is, in itself, a crime.

Ghoul said...

Unauthorized immigrants? Is that like unlicensed lockpicks or undocumented pharmacists?

Anonymous said...

How do they know this? Did they check everyone's papers? If they know where they are, why don't they DEPORT them -- and their anchor babies too? Franco, when are you going to write about the LEGAL immigrant experience -- and ones other than Hispanics?

Anonymous said...

nc or america never complained until these intruders wore out their welcome and began taking advantage of everything robbing taxpayers massively flooding here by the tens of millions until it was unbearable bringing drunk drivers drug smuggling crime conjestion bed bugs lice and disease.
enough is enough.

the evil part about obama and his insideous libs reduces the equation lower bastardizing the 14th amendment and statue of liberty using lies to retain power and increase the non-white population to hasten white minority status as america slips to 3rd world,

libs are straight from the pit of hell.

JoshuaMac said...

Article probably should be headlined "Flow of Illegal Immigrants in NC Reversing" instead of "Falling".

And Anon 6:04 small minded apocalyptics like yourself are a much larger danger to this country than illegal immigrants, even if their numbers were increasing.

Everybody else above me, are you really suggesting that the PHI has the names and addresses all 11 million illegal imigrants?? You people are nuts! Its called "statistical analysis". Look it up.

Anonymous said...

I prefer "unauthorized" immigrants over "undocumented."

The correct way for an employer to inquire about someone's status is to ask if s/he is authorized to work in the United States.

If they're not, they're unauthorized. Hence, unauthorized immigrant.

Anonymous said...

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/international/remarks-infuriate-vatican-qadhafi-advises-europeans-to-embrace-islam-190


A bigger problem. Libyan president tries to persuade Italy to leave Xtianity and turn to the pagan evil Islamic lie outraging the Vatican.
Too bad these tens of millions of illegals cant be sent to the Muslim world to convert them away from paganism and to Xtianism.

Old Rebel said...

And remember -- there are no shoplifters; they're just undocumented customers.

Anonymous said...

UNauthorized is a good term but not as powerful as the proper term, ILLEGAL!

Crimes committed by ILLEGALs are preventable crimes.

Anonymous said...

Looking at the first sentence, wondering how far they were dropped? We're being robbed blind by the amount of dollars utilized by illegals and neither party wants to do a thing about it.

darkferi said...

What a bunch of pro-illegal alien propaganda. The Pew Hispanic Institute is only saying this because they're afraid of the action legal, U.S. citizens are demanding from their government: to enforce our laws, protect our borders, and do fix the 14th amendment so that we no longer encourage anchor babies.

Anonymous said...

I know this makes Fernando sad, but lets keep it going. Go to NCFIRE.info and find letters that can be copied and sent to ALL suspected companies that hire illegals and let NCFIRE know and they will also do their homework to help with this problem. I know of one company that is having problems because of this already.

Anonymous said...

I hear all of you kicking and screaming repeatedly about "illegals" taking the money of taxpayers. In reality these people are not elegible to receive any kind of benefit from local/state goverment. What about all the tax money coming out from their paystubs when working for a company? they are never going to receive that money back...so where does it go???? who knows? I'm not by any means supporting illegal immigration, but it upsets me that people blame "illegals" for things that our OWN people do everyday. Why don't we kick and scream about the fact that many Americans have been taking advantage of this system, ripping off all the money assigned for wellfare? These people are the ones responsable for what's happenning now...not "illegal" immigrants.

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Anonymous said...

They must be coming to York county, SC. In Rock Hill only illegals need apply at a couple of nurseries. The largest insulation contractor in the area uses only illegals. For time to time they show up at my hospital to get help. Sometimes tens of thousands of dollars worth. All at taxpayer expense. Americans cannot get this "free" hospital help. They laugh at us when asked to pay.

Anonymous said...

I belive that any hospital care for someone who cannot pay should be accompanied by a check of ID documents, same as when you are pulled over by the police.

Legal residents won't mind showing ID and the illegals will have none or fake ID and can be more easily caught.

I think we should treat them at taxpayer expense - once. Then release them to ICE for deportation!

Anonymous said...

YOU MISSPELLED "ILLEGAL"!

IT ISN'T "U-N-A-U-T-H-O-R-I-Z-E-D"!

Anonymous said...

We should find all ILLEGALS and deport them...fine the companies that hire them...change the law for anchor babies....Our streets will be safer and less lines everywhere...Get rid of press 1 for Spanish ignorance...This is our country people who come here legally should learn the language..Proudly.

David I said...

@ Anon 9:26pm - In reality, you live in a dreamworld if you think illegal immigrants don't benefit from local/state gov't. How many illegal immigrant's kids are attending public schools right now? How many of those are receiving free lunches in school? How many illegal immigrants use our public hospitals? How many illegal immigrants use our clinics? (This one is obvious the second you walk in the door as the vast majority are illegal) I could go on and on, but hopefully the point is clear. You need to wake up. These people didn't sneak across the border to be taken advantage of. They all had their reasons for coming here illegally. And it certainly wasn't to be taken advantage of, as your post seems to point to.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Ordonez, looks like your anti-immigrant diatribes are paying off. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Crime is down, too.

Anonymous said...

@ 9:26 pm

are you really this ignorant? what about all the babies being born in our hospitals for free? what about all the ER's clogged up with illegal aliens getting free health care. and as for the tax dollars coming out of their paychecks you are totally wrong. these illegals claim upwards of 10-12 dependents and their take home is significantly higher then an american making the same wage. ive seen this with my own eyes as i used to work in the landscape industry but seeing as how you have yet to acknowledge it, it cant really be happening.

Anonymous said...

Illegal alien numbers are falling in North Carolina? If actually true...GOOD!!! North Carolina's illegal alien population has been the fastest growing of any state (as per percentage) since the 1990's. We should not rest until every single illegal alien has been driven from our state and our country. BTW, libidiots...that isn't racist...it's a legal and proper enforcement of our currently existing immigration laws which the sorry excuse of a federal government refuses to enforce.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 9:26pm on Sept 1 -

Why are you putting the word illegals in quotation marks? Are you somehow suggesting that people who break the law to come here are not, in fact, doing something illegal?

As far as the money that supposedly gets taken out of their pay (which I doubt anyway...many illegals are paid under the table), if they came legally, it wouldn't be an issue. Problem solved.

Are you really trying to argue that the system is unfair to illegal immigrants?!

Somehow I think you sympthatize with illegals because you are one or know one.

Anonymous said...

FRANCO! I'M RIGHT! YOU SURVIVE ON THE "RACE CARD". YOUR JUST ANOTHER TURN-COAT MAGGOT THAT FEEDS OFF THE FLESH OF "ILLEGALS". ILLEGAL IMMIGRATON IS DOWN? THAT'S MORE BULL-CRAP FROM THE "CULTURAL MUSLIM MORON" IN THE WHITE HOUSE! THE "CULTURAL MUSLIM" IS PREPING THE PUBLIC FOR "AMNESTY". ALWAYS THE TYRANT!

Anonymous said...

9:26
Well said!

Schultz said...

This is wrong. There are at least 4times more Illegials in this country than the government will admit.

catfish said...

someone needs to go to Porters Fabrication in bessermer city nc there is at least 100 illegal,s working there i know for a fact,that is 100 jobs for american people,dont understand why someone has not already reported them they hire them knowing they are illegal.I hope someone knows how to report them they are a lot of american people out of work