Hogan's Alley

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Immigration - Time Out For Some Facts

Whoever you choose to blame in Congress for the failure to craft a compromise on bills to deal with illegal immigration into this country, they have granted us a breathing period in which it might behoove all of us to gather some of the facts about immigration in America.

One excellent source is the Center for Immigration Studies. In particular, a publication for them by Steven A. Camarota titled Immigrants at Mid-Decade: A Snapshot of America's Foreign Born Population In 2005.

Dealing with both legal and illegal immigration, Camarota's thorough analysis of Census Data provides a detailed view of who they are, their numbers, where they come from, and how they compare to native-born citizens in socio-economic terms.

It's a treasure trove. Check it out.