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Pew study says recession has slowed migration

Published: Thursday, Sept. 2 2010 12:00 a.m. MDT

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I don't believe that if they leave it will make the unemployment rate 0%. Let's just see which Americans will actually take these jobs. Maybe students, retiree's etc. Let me know when it happens because I want a count of all the Americans on the welfare role that have gone back to work.

LDS Liberal

I find it ironic that the chicken littles who rant the loudest about everything, and cry daily for a reduction in illegals, are not cheering.

I guess they only look for and want to hear the bad in just about everything.

No wonder they want Obama, and America to fail.
It's the only News they can use....{I took that from their FauxNews)


@LDS Liberal-I think it's ironic that all the pro-illegal immigration chearleaders aren't calling Obama a racist for enforcing immigration laws.


Good Job Carl.

you write "This reversal of illegal immigrants is caused by United States of America becoming second class due to President Obama's socialist policy"

Gotta love people that can find the bright spot.

Even if Carl is just another partisan HACK.

Wonder where all the Immigration Hawks were during the Bush admin. Funny how that works.


I would agree with those who say this is good news, except not one of those illegals have left my area. Why don't you tell us all about your areas and how many have left?

J. Adams

Do not believe anything that leads us to believe the illegal alien problem is over, it is just beggining. This article is meant to calm the fears of those who want action on the illegals. We need Sandstrom's bill passed and enforced, along with all other legislation aimed at stopping the flow of illegals completly and forever.


The three families by me are still here.

On the 20th of August ICE chief Morton issued a statement saying that deportation hearings would not proceed against those that had not committed major crimes, and are married or related to a U.S. citizen or a legal resident who has filed a petition on their behalf.

What they say, and what they do are quite different.


Can't happen fast enough as far as I am concerned. Illegal is illegal, end of discussion. The economy is doing what the government won't do. We need really strong enforcement at the moment and then we need to seal the border air tight.


While I happen to support the legalizing of undocumented workers in this country, I question that there is an accurate measure of how many there are or whether there are more or less in the country. After all how do you count an undocumented person. Obviously, there is no real data on this. So, the question must be asked why the published report?


Mr. Davidson, you put such a slant on every single thing that you write that with this article, I have to believe that the numbers of illegal immigrants are growing so fast that there is no way to begin to keep track of them.

Still Jim

It is interesting that a state that began by illegal immigration has so many against it.

BYU Alum

My wife teaches at a school in the Alpine District. This fall some of the students she is expected to teach speak no English and just moved here from Texas. It is a shell game... don't believe a word of it that they are going back to Mexico.


Compassionate solutions, abiding laws, something needs to be done. Yet.....we have national leadership that crammed socialist health care down our throats and yet not one real bill to change the way this country handles people who clearly want to live here? Does that really make sense to you? The conservatives do NOT have a majority..not even to filibuster....so what's the excuse?

Ya'll better open your eyes......he's not the god of 'the change' he made you think he was.......

It's time to wake up and smell the manipulation that comes from national elitists from all sides.

jim l

Head south young man, head south


I think the illegals are still here. They are just keeping a lower profile and under the radar.

The published "list" that came out in July really soured some of these illegals. Some of them them refused to participate on follow up for the 2010 Census in the St. George area. I worked that area and they were very suspicious of anyone coming to ask questions and closed their doors. I spoke to them in Spanish, so know they were saying the distrust they had for the census count and workers.

They ignored the fact that the list was a state issue and not federal. There was no way they would be convinced otherwise. As long as the govt allows the anchor babies issue to continue, which has been over abused the illegals will keep on coming.

Tighter enforcement of what the law already has in place would be best. However, I support the AZ proposal and Sandstrom's for Utah.

At the very least it is making and keeping the illegals on notice. That is probably the answer to why there appears to be a reduction, but I do not believe or buy that there is.


'The conservatives do NOT have a majority..not even to filibuster....so what's the excuse?' - Freedom | 6:34 a.m.

Um, you don't NEED to have a majority to filibuster. That was the POINT of the filibuster. To stop the majority.

Do you know what a 'filibuster' is?

'A filibuster is a type of parliamentary procedure. Specifically, it is a form of obstruction in a legislature or other decision-making body whereby a LONE member can elect to delay or entirely prevent a vote on a proposal.'

It STOPS a 'simple' majority. Which the Dems have. So, it stops the dems.

All this 'Dems have control.' No, they do not. Unless they have 100% in all branches, they do not.

What? Did Orrin Hatch suddenly leave office after 40yrs?

All the examples given that Obama is doing the job...

and people just make things up.

Brian H.

"RRB | 2:05 p.m. Sept. 1, 2010
I've seen no drop in the families living by me. Has anyone else? I do know they have went to low visibility in the neighborhood."

"SLars | 9:04 p.m. Sept. 1, 2010
The three families by me are still here."

May I ask how you know which families near you are illegal? Have you asked them? Did they admit to it? Do you have some kind of evidence besides your sneaking suspicion? Is it because they don't speak English well? Because that doesn't mean they are illegal.

It cracks me up when people say things like "I saw an illegal in front of me at the grocery store paying with food stamps" because there is NO WAY to find out if they are actually illegal just from standing behind them in line. Nothing but unchecked and unreasoned suspicion. Borders on paranoia, I think.

Notice I didn't say anything in support of illegal immigration. Just mentioning that a few of our good neighbors are making judgments on others without any evidence. Not cool. Did "innocent until proven guilty" go out of fashion?


The most ironic thing in the posts here is the fact that the conservative legislature proposes enacting laws to enforce Federal immigration laws, and the liberals take credit for it.

Come on liberals, don't you have anything better to do than take credit for the work of others?

Just think what would happen of all state legislatures enacted laws that had their law enforcement agencies check immigration status. Where would the illegals go?


Pagan | 1:53 p.m. Sept. 1, 2010 on record number of illegals deported.

Remove those being caught at or near the border, and immedialty released just to return again with-in hours and you matbe would understand that the numbers reported as ‘deported’ are grossly inflated.

P.s. That is the PEW ‘Hispanic’ group, who’s numbers differ ( in favor of hispanic groups) greatly from official CIA numbers and reports


Still Jim: A state that began by ILLEGAL immigration? What law was in place by what governing body at the time of this alleged illegal immigration? Next you'll be saying that we should allow France to regain control over Louisiana.

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