ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION SHOWS SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT IN 2011
February 17 2012
Washington, D.C. – It was inevitable that things would eventually get better. Not fate, mind you, it still required action and strong, diligent efforts from powerful people, but because of the sheer volume of the American economy, inevitably things were going to eventually improve and they have done, at least a little.
Foreclosures are down, banks have stopped failing, and for two months in a row unemployment has dropped, all strong signs that the economy is starting, slowly, to get better. It will still be some time before conditions get back to where they were prior to the collapse, but at least some areas are starting to improve.
One of those growth areas has been from a very unexpected place, reversing a trend that many had feared would never be recoverable. For the first time in years, illegal immigration has risen across the country, reversing a downward slide that actually saw a massive reduction in the number of immigrants illegally living and working in the country, giving hope to advocates and economists that the economy is actually starting to gain real health.
“This is a small increase, but the important thing is that it is an increase. Between 2007 and 2009, largely as a result of increased enforcement and souring economic conditions, the number of illegal immigrants in the country actually declined by nearly a million which was the first decline in decades. In 2011 we saw those numbers increase, very slightly, which could be a result of decreased enforcement or, more likely, improving economic conditions which has prompted many people to seek a new life in this country,” said a spokesperson for the Center for Immigration studies about the report.
The current population stands at 10.9 million, a slight increase from 2010.
The Department of Homeland Security did not comment on the numbers but will issue its own report once its workers make more copies.
“This increase could be attributed to a number of factors including enforcement, but it was also clear that a number of people during the worst part of the decline were very concerned about the future and even seeking better opportunities back home, but that doesn’t appear to be case anymore,” said Scrape TV American analyst Dave Davidson. “It’s pretty clear that people are starting to see opportunity in the U.S. once again and I imagine that will start to bring in a flood of new workers hoping to get work, the surest sign yet of recovery.”
It’s not believed that any of the jobs being given to illegals are jobs that natives would want to work, as usual.
“This news is also the kind of thing that will bring back real faith in the economy. All of sudden oranges and raspberries will be cheaper and that means more people buying, which in turn will really stimulate the economy and bring back more jobs overall. It’s also a sign that wealthy people are starting to spend more, choosing not to cut their own lawns and the like,” continued Davidson. “The biggest part of the story is, though, that is shows the world that people still believe in America, in the American Dream and that will result in a lot of people buying into America as an identity and as a business which only means good things overall.”
It’s believed most of the new arrivals have come to Arizona, largely to replace lost workers in that state.
Mike Michaels, American Correspondent