Enforcement Works! So Does Grassroots Immigration Activism
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CIS is releasing a report on July 30th that shows that as a result of the Bush Administrations actually fairly minimal enforcement efforts, and the various local and state initiatives, the immigrant population is already dropping.

Illegal-Immigrant Population Dropping: New Report Finds Significant Decline Since Last Summer

By Steven A. Camarota July 2008

WASHINGTON (July 25, 2008) – A new analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies of monthly data collected by the Census Bureau shows that the illegal-immigrant population has declined significantly between last summer and May of this year. The study is the first to find quantitative evidence that illegal-immigrants are leaving the country. It also examines the extent to which stepped-up enforcement and the downturn in the economy account for this trend.

The report, entitled "Homeward Bound: Recent Immigration Enforcement and the Decline in the Illegal Alien Population," is embargoed until Wednesday, July 30th at 2:30 pm. The study will be available online at www.cis.org. Advance copies are available to the media.

The Center will formally release the report at a press conference on Wednesday, July 30th at 2:30 pm in room 1309 of the Longworth House Office Building. The report’s lead author, Dr. Steven Camarota will be joined by Representatives John Barrow (D-GA), Lamar Smith (R-TX), Tom Feeney (R-FL) and Heath Shuler (D-NC) to discuss the implications of the study.

For more information, contact Steven Camarota at (202) 466-8185 or [email protected]

This brings back memories of crime in New York, before Giuliani. There was so much crime that people seemed to think that "nothing could be done." Actually, something could be done, it's just that no one was doing it.

Remember that the immigration raids that Bush is doing are only happening because amnesty failed, and that amnesty only failed because a large number of  people cared enough to phone the Senate, and shut down the Senate switchboard with the sheer volume of their calls.

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