An Honest Look at State-by-State Figures Shows Numbers on Immigrants Here Illegally Are Wrong

Immigration ProtestDallas News – If you ask how important it is for supporters of comprehensive immigration reform to play down the numbers of illegals in the U.S. — the answer is: very important. In a country of 317 million people, it’s likely we could absorb 11 million undocumented people with no ill effects to our culture or our economy. And so that is how many we have.

And if you believe that, I’d like to sell you the deed to Texas Stadium.

The fact is that there are many more, but if we began using a more reasonable figure — say, 25 million, amnesty might be a tougher sale. So for a generation, we’ve been told that the figure is roughly 8 million to 11 million, — exactly what we’re being told now.

This was a point of conflict at a town hall meeting in Salado a few days ago. To his credit, U.S. Rep. John Carter, a Republican from Round Rock, sat through a two-hour screening of a movie titled They Come to America II and then took questions from a crowd that was largely tea party, but with scattered League of United Latin American Citizens members and out-of-district amnesty supporters who somehow got an invitation….

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