Illegal Immigration’s Initial Decrease Halts

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New research from the Pew Hispanic Center shows that the population of illegal immigrants in the U.S. has decreased significantly from its peak in 2007, but has leveled off since last year. Yet, the number of federal prosecutions involving immigration have risen sharply. States like New Mexico and Arizona have also passed executive orders and laws to crack down on illegal immigrants. Francisco Pedraza, assistant professor of political science at Texas A & M University and Gabriel Sanchez, assistant professor of political science at the University of New Mexico, discuss the trends.

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