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By Inger Eberhart

Inger's political columns and essays have appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Marietta Daily Journal, The Social Contract Journal and other publications. Inger has appeared on My Fox Atlanta, 11 Alive, WSB-TV and has addressed state legislative committees, municipalities and Tea Party groups to educate Americans on the adverse effects of sustained mass immigration. Find her on Twitter @Hunter7Taylor.

The writer's views are her own.

March 29, 2012

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) along with the Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) conducted their annual study of unauthorized immigrant populations residing in the US.  In short, the study explores the number of illegal aliens in the US in 2010, where they are from, how long they have been here, etc.

According to the report, in as of January 2010, there were 11.6 million illegal aliens.  As of the most current report, January 2011, there were 11.5 million.  Over the course of one year, we have a net deportation rate of 100,000.  Just as the Obama administration does not explicitly endorse gay marriage, he has ceased defending it in court.  He uses the same tactic in this case.  Obama has not explicitly endorsed illegal immigration, he is simply ineffectual at enforcing the law and deporting illegal aliens.

The OIS study shows that 55% of the illegal aliens currently in the US entered between 1994 and 2004; a tenure of 7 to 17 years of illegality.  As proof that amnesty encourages more illegal immigration, the number of illegal aliens entering and remaining in the US since 1990 (amnesty passed in 1986) has not been less than 316,000 illegal aliens in a year.  Prior to the passage of 1986's amnesty (1980-1986), the average number of illegal aliens entering the US was 223,500 per year.

77% (8.9 million) of the illegal aliens in the US are from North America, including Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America.  76% (6.8 million) of the illegal aliens from North America are from Mexico.  Additionally, Mexico represents 59% of the total illegal alien population in the US.  The next country, El Salvador, is a distant second at 660,000.  After illegal aliens enter the country, most proceed to California.

The January report shows California as a 2010 choice destination for those entering and remaining in the US illegally.  Its sanctuary-friendly policies permit illegal aliens to live, work and play in the US with little to fear of enforcement.  Following California as a destination for illegal aliens is: #2:Texas (1.8 million), #3: Florida (740,000), #4: New York (630,000), #5: Illinois (550,000) and #6: Georgia (440,000).  Arizona is #9 (360,000) behind #7: New Jersey (420,000) and #8: North Carolina (400,000).  In 2011, DHS's Janet Napolitano and the Obama administration symbolically pounded their chests at the deportation of 400,000 illegal aliens in 2010 (the population of North Carolina).  How unfortunate for us that they forgot, New Jersey, Georgia, Illinois, New York...

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