SB 1070 Arguments Loom as Mexican Immigration to U.S. Slows to Standstill

Don't know if the Pew Hispanic Center intentionally released its fascinating, statistics-based report on the in-flux state of illegal immigration just prior to tomorrow's U.S. Supreme Court arguments on controversial Arizona SB 1070, but the timing has provided the respected non-profit with maximum exposure in terms of national publicity.

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for SB 1070.jpg
The extremely detailed and easy-to-comprehend report starts off with a bang, claiming, "The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill.

"After four decades that brought 12 million current immigrants--more than half of whom came illegally--the net migration flow from Mexico to the United States has stopped--and may have reversed."

The reasons given are myriad, and include the lousy job and construction markets here in Arizona and across the nation, heightened and more sophisticated border enforcement, a rise in deportations, and the legitimate fear that many would-be illegal migrants have of the Mexican cartels that these days run the border crossings with an iron fist (and sometimes worse).

The Pew Hispanic Center's report is available by link, so see for yourself what it says.

We were taken by several findings in the report, including this one:

"Although most unauthorized Mexican immigrants sent home by U.S. authorities say they plan to try to return, a growing share say they will not try to come back to the U.S. According to a survey by Mexican authorities of repatriated immigrants, 20% of labor migrants in 2010 said they would not return, compared with just 7% in 2005."

That runs totally counter to the fear-mongering spewed forth on a daily basis by the pro-SB 1070 crowd, some of whom--such as Arizona governor Jan Brewer--will be in the nation's capital tomorrow for the high court arguments.

That's surely not to say illegal immigration has come to a halt, not even close. But the decreasing numbers, at least at the moment, are compelling. 

By the way, we have a cover story coming out on the Net tomorrow (and in print on Thursday morning) about one of those pro-SB 1070 folks, longtime Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever.

Though we have our serious differences with the border sheriff on some issues, including the 1070 thing, Dever is a stand-up guy who comes by his beliefs honestly, not because of potential fame and glory, a la his onetime comrade-in-arms, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and the all-time publicity hog, Joe Arpaio.

Sponsor Content

My Voice Nation Help

The Department of Homeland security did a study in January of this year. They
found 11.5 million people here illegally, compared to 11.6 last January. They
also found that 59% of the people here illegally were from Mexico. That is 6.785
million people, or 215,000 people less than 2007 and the same as last year.

PEW needs to buy a calculator.


Randy Parraz assaulting people in DC is an expected behaviour.

Dave Francis
Dave Francis

The illegal
immigration Armageddon

Not that
American citizens’ have any faith in what the U.S. government tells us, as I
prefer to listen to people who live along the border fence. WASHINGTON D.C.
TELLS US WHAT THE PUBLIC WANT TO HEAR? The populace has been lied to so much by
those in power now, and even the GOP, that nothing that comes out of either of
their mouths is at all trustworthy? Just look at the ‘Solyndra’ and gun running scandal and
the unaccountable dollars spent for leisure by General Service’s administration.
Personally I don’t trust any of them, therefore telling us the numbers of
illegal aliens entry numbers are way down, can be taken with a pinch of salt?
Many foreign nationals may have left, but what about the estimated 20 million
plus, still squatting here. Are we not still paying for their ‘Foothold’
baby—that’s not peanuts? Taxpayers are nothing more than ‘beasts of burden’ for
the rest of the world, who are continuously asked to give more..?


This Wednesday the U.S.
High Court will hear Arizona vs. United States and its resistance to the incredible
harassment of its policing statutes by the Department of Justice. SCOTUS will either,
uphold S.B 1070 for this small defenseless border state, whose deficit was a monstrous
2.7 Billion dollars in 2009 or fall fail to the incompetent DOJ. Democratic
Senator Charles Schumer said on Tuesday if the Supreme Court upholds Arizona's
law, he will introduce legislation that prevents state and local authorities
from enforcing their own immigration regulations. This would be the
perfect storm to eject all the Democratic Senators, and their thrall of hard
core Liberals out of Washington. These are the reasons that illegal immigration
is thriving to not only accumulate illegal votes in November, but the $113
billion dollars extorted from our taxes for illegal alien welfare annually.



Neither this
administration or its predecessors have secured the border fence. Both
political parties have failed miserably to protect this country from the
illegal alien occupation.  Additionally the
American voter must drive, track and use the severe pressure of their vote to
verbally intimidate every Republican, Democrat and Liberal, informing them that
they will unseat them.  It is imperative
that whatever the outcome of the Arizona court conflict, is to force passage of
E-Verify.  E-Verify mandated law would
authenticate whether somebody can get employment or not? Other persons flagged
will have the choice of clearing up their problem with the Social Security
administration near them?


 Voters must demand from GOP John Boehner, to
stop blocking the bipartisan E-Verify “THE LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT” from being introduced
in Congress by Texas Senator Lamar Smith. Taxpayers are continuously suffering
at the hands of corrupt politicians who have sold us into financial slavery by
allowing illegal immigration to persist almost unopposed in coming here. A
second law to support The Legal Workforce Act H.R. 2885 is to amend the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 (H.R.140); the
country cannot maintain in subsidizing billions of dollars being extracted from
the 50 states? Not just the bad politicians should be thrown out of
office, but state Governors, Mayors, Judges and all elected officials, and
substitute them with Fresh Tea Party leaders who will insure everybody gets
their fair share of the American Dream and enforce all laws attributed to the
Constitution and the Rule of Law.


consequences of pregnant females smuggled across our border, who fly in just to
take advantage of the U.S. unfunded mandates laws for hospital delivery. Don’t
know who to call in Washington, and then phone 202-224-3121?  The
switchboard will connect you with your Representative aid?  Every prospective contender would be
well advised to read the immigration sullen statistics advanced by “The Heritage Foundation”. According
to American Federation of Immigration Reform (FAIR) there is a 2.5 Trillion
dollars price tag to legitimize the 20 million plus Illegal’s who have settled
here? All patriotic Americans should locate your local TEA PARTY chapter. The
Tea Party is the people’s party and it welcomes every citizen and lawful
resident who came to America legally. On the American Patrol website,  covers the illegal alien issue, but a daily
helping of the e-media from the National media, revealing everything that is
against “the Rule of law’ and the sovereignty of this nation, constantly broken
by Obama people.


Emma Lazarus' famous poem about welcoming immigrants, which begins "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..." is inscribed on a bronze tablet that hangs inside the statue's pedestal......what are we doing honoring this words or distroying what was once important to all United States citizens

Read more: Statue of Liberty's Tablet —


Junk science folks!   You cannot count those who are "uncounted" !  If you cross the border in a gulley 100 miles East of Nogales, there is no record. If you work under-the-table, there is no record.

is true that many jobs are physically demanding and offer a very low wage -
That is a major part of the problem - Homebuilders, slaughter houses, farms and
most corporate owned, large scale operations that require manual labor - GET
AWAY with under-paying because of the presence of millions of illegals WILLING
to work for the substandard wage. In the long run...we do more damage than the low paid jobs and cheap products. I am willing to pay more - BUT
you the employer will PAY ME MORE! This system works fine in Germany and
France... Bring back the manufacturing jobs and pay $17 per hour and we will
flourish in our exports like we did 50 years ago. The World wanted our
electronics, our appliances, tools, furniture because it was built with quality.

John Swanson
John Swanson

Yea we all heard RANDY was GAY.How come he did not come out like the Pinal county sherriff did?


First of all, the exports from this Country are on track to double in the next five years.

Second of all, the problem with stagnant wages for U.S. Workers is a result, not of undocumented migrant workers (the level of wages in the fields of work that employ migrants fall below the minimum wage!), of the suppression of union activity in the United States.  There is a direct correlation between the rise of the Unions and the rise of middle class workers' wages. 

Without Unions to set the pace on what is an acceptable wage, we workers are at the mercy of the employers whose natural tendency is to pay employees far less than they are worth and pocket the profit which is the difference between the actual value of the work received and the pay for that work.

I don't mind if we have a difference of opinion, but I do mind that our opinions are based on basic facts and not made up bullsheet!


Great comment ES !


Usted esta muy malo del culo Millard, Millard ? That's a girlie name,que no?

Now Trending

Phoenix Concert Tickets
504 - Gateway Timeout

504 - Gateway Timeout

From the Vault