There’s been a lot of attention to the Supreme Court decision on immigration. But here’s one important fact that gets completely ignored.
To hear FOX NEWS and most conservative talk-show hosts talk about immigration, you’d think there are hordes of illegal immigrants pouring across the border every day. Just like they did, back in the 80’s or 90’s.
And that is simply NOT the case. In fact, the exact opposite is true.
As reported in April by the Pew Hispanic Center, “The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country, Mexico, to the United States – has come to a complete standstill.”
Check the numbers. Because of several factors – a weaker U.S. jobs market, tougher border enforcement, increased deportations – the net flow from Mexico to the U.S. has stopped – and may even have reversed.
In other words, all this hysteria about illegal immigration is nonsense. Conservatives are all up in arms about a problem that solved itself, long ago. It’s much ado about nothing.
That’s my parting shot for today.