They’ll Keep Saying ”Eleven Million Illegal Aliens” For Ever
06/24/2024
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Earlier (2021) Biden Enfranchising 11 Million, 20 Million, Or THIRTY Million Illegals? WE NEED TO KNOW!

In the July 14 Radio Derb, I fulminated about the obvious and extravagant underestimates we get from regime media about the number of illegal aliens settled here in the U.S.A. Edited quote from myself, quote:

Around the turn of the century the number eleven million somehow floated up to the surface of our collective consciousness …

In the years that followed, the first decade of this century, the number eleven million somehow got stuck in the not-very-capacious minds of politicians and their media shills. It got really stuck: I still sometimes hear it. I’m pretty sure I can remember hearing Marco Rubio use it a few months ago.

A couple of points about that. First point: I did Senator Rubio an injustice—an injustice that was corrected by my VDARE.com editor when he posted a text version of that audio segment. What I had misremembered was Rubio rebutting an NBC bimbo who threw the eleven million number at him last month. My sincere apologies to Senator Rubio, and my equally sincere thanks to that editor for his correction.

Second point: In an idle moment earlier this week I just did some googling with the phrase ”eleven million.” Hoo boy! It’s all over, and my hits include many recent ones.

Here for example is a long piece from the very prestigious Forbes magazine, dated May 2nd this year. Headline: Trump’s Plan To Deport 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants Impossible.

Sample text, quote:

There is a saying that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. And the weakest link in Trump’s chain of thinking on immigration is precisely this plan to round up 11 million undocumented immigrants.

The most audacious example, however, came from—can you believe it?—the Department of Homeland Security back in April this year. Headline: Estimates of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Residing in the United States: January 2018–January 2022. Sample text, quote:

In summary, the Office of Homeland Security Statistics (OHSS) estimates 11.0 million unauthorized immigrants were living in the United States on January 1, 2022, down from 11.6 million in 2010 and up from 10.5 million in January 2020.

There you are: not just a coarse ”eleven million,” a precise ”11.0 million” one year into the Biden presidency.

What, you don’t believe it? You think Secretary Mayorkas’ Office of Homeland Security Statistics would lie to us? Shame on you!

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