Immigration in Arizona:
The printable fact sheet is available in pdf format.
ILLEGAL ALIEN POPULATION
Federation for American Immigration Reform (2008 estimate): 500,000
Department of Homeland Security (2009 estimate): 460,000
Pew Hispanic Center (2009 estimate): 500,000
- The illegal alien population makes up half of the state’s total foreign-born population (945,226), and 8% of the state’s total population.
- Half of all illegal border crossings into the U.S. occur along the Arizona border with Mexico.
- From 1999 to 2008, an average of 1,375 illegal aliens a day were apprehended in the Arizona border sector. DHS does not know how many illegal aliens successfully entered Arizona each day during that period.
- Between 1996 and 2009, the illegal alien population in Arizona increased 300%.
The only interest Obama and any liberal has in fighting this law is the impact it will have in the votes they get: the law stays in place and they lose votes and power.