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India largest source of new unauthorized immigrants in U.S.

Over the last five years, the population of unauthorized immigrants from India grew 43 percent, the largest increase among all immigrants. A demographic shift has come as the number of Mexicans without authorization has declined significantly. Canadians are the second-largest group of illegal aliens in Arizona.... Read more»1

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Undocumented workforce slowly donning white collars

While unauthorized workers remain overrepresented in jobs such as farming, cleaning, construction and food service, they are gradually moving into management and professional jobs, according to a new report. Even so, hit hardest by the recession, undocumented workers remain twice as likely to be blue-collar than U.S.-born workers.... Read more»

By the numbers: New immigration policy may cover 100k-plus in Arizona

About four percent of Arizona's population lives without legal status, but more than 100,000 of those people may be covered by new immigration policies announced Thursday by President Obama. While the state's number of undocumented residents has dropped 40 percent over the past decade, many of the estimated 274,000 here will now be eligible to have deportation deferred.... Read more»

Factcheck

Misassigning blame for immigration crisis

A TV ad falsely claims Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander is “responsible” for a surge of “illegal aliens” who are “overrunning our border” because he voted for “amnesty.” ... Read more»

Illegal immigration shifts to Texas, as overall numbers fall on border

Illegal immigration along the Southwest border has shifted to the east in recent years, with Texas seeing a rise in apprehensions while numbers in all the other border states have fallen sharply.... Read more»

Study: Vast majority of immigrants want to become citizens, few do

More than 93 percent of Hispanic immigrants who are in this country illegally say they want to apply for citizenship, but fewer than half of whose who can apply do so, according to research by the Pew Hispanic Center.... Read more»

Only 1/2 of eligible immigrants have applied for deferred action

A year after the Obama administration said it would defer deportation of immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, only about half of eligible Arizonans have applied for the program. Nationally, an estimated 59 percent of eligible immigrants have applied to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.... Read more»1

Hispanic grads pass whites in college enrollment rate

Hispanic high school graduates are now more likely than whites to enroll in college, the Pew Research Hispanic Center reports. In the class of 2012, 69 percent of Hispanic graduates and 67 percent of whites enrolled in college that fall.... Read more»

Bill outline shows sweeping immigration overhaul

Immigrants living in the U.S. illegally can start on a path toward citizenship, but only after significant border-security measures are met and they pay a hefty fine, according to an outline of the comprehensive immigration reform bill senators introduced this week.... Read more»

Study: Mexican immigrants seek citizenship at lower rate than others

Only 36 percent of Mexican immigrants who are eligible to become United States citizens are taking steps to do so, a much lower rate than immigrants from other countries, according to a recent study.... Read more»2

Commentary

What it means to be Hispanic in Phoenix

So. Phoenix-area Latinos form one of the nation's largest populations of young, low-income, undereducated U.S. citizens. It's a population that's growing and not going away.... Read more»

New voting rules make getting Latinos to polls harder than ever

Every month for the next two decades, 50,000 Latinos will turn 18 years old. With that many new eligible voters and dramatic population growth expected, Latinos could dominate voting in the Southwest, particularly Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. (with videos)... Read more»3

Steep decline in ‘drop houses’ used by human smugglers

Police seizures of drop houses, where smugglers stash undocumented aliens en route to other parts of the country, have plummeted in Arizona this year.... Read more»

Illegal immigration

Perry urges Obama to address surge in immigrant minors

Citing an unprecedented level of unaccompanied illegal-immigrant minors breaching the U.S.-Mexico border, Gov. Rick Perry sent a letter Friday asking the Obama administration to address the “humanitarian crisis.”... Read more»

Analysis

Mexican migration is down - now what?

Let's get serious about resolving the status of our undocumented population.... Read more»

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Immigration: New World Order

Was it something we said? For the first time since The Great Depression, more Mexicans are leaving the United States than entering.... Read more»

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