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Recent Unauthorized Immigration Drops Sharply

While recent unauthorized immigration has been undergoing a sharp decline, the mainstream media is paying scant attention. Dallas immigration attorney Stewart Rabinowitz of the firm Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz offers some relevant commentary.

Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 7, 2010 – The annual inflow of unauthorized immigrants – sometimes referred to in the mainstream media as “illegal immigrants,” or in an even less favorable light as “illegals” – was nearly two-thirds smaller in the March 2007 to March 2009 period than it had been from March 2000 to March 2005, according to new estimates by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center.

This sharp decline has contributed to an overall reduction of 8 percent in the number of unauthorized immigrants currently living Dallas immigration lawyers in the United States – to 11.1 million in March 2009 from a peak of 12 million in March 2007, according to the estimates. The decrease represents the first significant reversal in the growth of this population over the past two decades.

“You would think that this would be a major news story, and be getting a lot of attention from the U.S. media,” said Dallas-based immigration attorney Stewart Rabinowitz of the firm Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz. “But for some reason, the opposite message – that unauthorized immigration is out of control and continues to increase at unprecedented rates – is what anti-immigration voices in the media trumpet and what even so-called ‘moderate’ voices acquiesce to. Unfortunately, the reasons for this are best explained as political and part of an agenda.”



The Pew Hispanic Center’s analysis also finds 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 percent.

“Often some of the anti-immigration pundits and commentators will exaggerate and use hyperbole to say that next to Mexico, many other dark-skinned persons from points further south are sneaking in across the U.S.-Mexican border, although they will use language a bit more toned down than that, and they make their intent well-known,” Rabinowitz said. “What they are saying on talk radio tends to be thinly veiled.”

Lack of a factual basis fails to deter anti-immigration voices. The Pew Center’s analysis also noted that the inflow of Mexican unauthorized immigrants peaked at 7 million in 2007 and has since leveled off.

To learn more, contact a Dallas immigration lawyer or Dallas Immigration Attorney at Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C., call 1.972.233.6200 or visit http://www.rabinowitzrabinowitz.com.

Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C.
14901 Quorum Drive, Suite 580
Dallas, Texas 75254
Phone: 972.233.6200

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