In the Washington Times, the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers is quoted as saying that are are nearer twenty million illegals than 11 or 12 million, a popular estimate when people are talking about amnesty.
Nearly 20 million illegal immigrants in U.S., former Border Patrol agents say
By Stephen Dinan
The Washington Times
Monday, September 9, 2013
The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. is actually closer to 20 million, according to former Border Patrol agents who issued a letter this weekend disputing the count of 11 million that the government and most top private demographers use.
“The more likely figure is 18-20 million and rising daily,” Zack Taylor, chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, Inc., said in an open letter dated Sunday.
NAFBPO opposes the Senate bill that would grant legal status to illegal immigrants, with the organization arguing that current immigration laws aren’t broken and should be enforced. [Read more]
Of course, at VDARE.com we've been saying this for years. See Could There Be Twenty Million Illegals In The U.S.?, Aug 7, 2004. The Washington Times notes, as we have, that the 20 million estimate is validated by the Bear Stearns study The Underground Labor Force Is Rising To The Surface, Robert Justich and Betty Ng, CFA, January 3, 2005—a study that, as Peter Brimelow noted in 2005, almost cited VDARE.com!