Here's the good news: Authorities say that fewer illegal immigrants are crossing the U.S.-Mexican border. The Los Angeles Times recently reported that arrests along the U.S.-Mexico border in the last five months are down 24 percent from the same period last year.
Here are some facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting. U.S. spending on medical care for illegal immigrants 2004: • $2.2 billion • For their children: $2.5 billion Source: Center for Immigration Studies
Here are some facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting. In March, China announced its 2007 defense budget would increase 17.8% year over year to approximately $45 billion. But the Pentagon's best estimate is that China's 2007 defense expenditures could fall between $85-$125 billion. Source: DOD testimony 6/13/07 et al Our trade deficit with China ran $232 billion last year. Source: Dept. of Commerce
This week marks the first anniversary of a series of major demonstrations over immigration reform. And while an entire year has gone by, Americans really haven't learned that much about the subject matter.
SALEM, Ore. (CNN/Money) - That the world has grown smaller is as plain as labels on the foreign products we buy and as clear as the stilted English of people answering our customer service calls from the other side of the world.
The United States is facing an extraordinary immigration crisis, but our solutions have done nothing to alleviate the situation. The overburdened Border Patrol and local law enforcement, particularly in the Southwest, are apprehending thousands of illegal aliens on immigration violations every day. Yet surprisingly, many of those arrested are freed shortly after their detainment.