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September 1, 2007

How many illegal immigrants are in the US?

Filed under: Our World,politics,Ron Paul — iknowkeith @ 9:32 am

The Department of Homeland Security and the Office of Immigration Statistics have the answer. Lots!
Actual number is 11,550,000 as of January 2006. I guess it took a while to count them all considering they released the report this month.

The link to the August report titled:
“Estimates of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Residing in the United States: January 2006” is HERE

snapshot-county-big.jpgIn summary, there were an estimated 11.6 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States as of January 2006. Nearly 4.2 million had entered in 2000 or later. An estimated 6.6 million of the 11.6 million unauthorized residents were from Mexico.

Mexico continues to be the leading source of unauthorized immigration to the United States. The estimated unauthorized immigrant population from Mexico increased from 4.7 million in 2000 to 6.6 million in January 2006.

California remained the leading state of residence of the unauthorized resident population in 2006, with 2.8 million. The next leading state, Texas, had 1.6 million unauthorized residents, followed by Florida with nearly 1 million.

That is a lot of people. There are approximately 300 million people in America. That means about 1 in 30 are illegal. Maybe I am a skeptic, but that seems a bit too many to deport.

Ron Paul’s solution is HERE:
“We need to allocate far more resources, both in terms of money and manpower, to securing our borders and coastlines here at home. This is the most critical task before us, both in terms of immigration problems and the threat of foreign terrorists. Unless and until we secure our borders, illegal immigration and the problems associated with it will only increase.”




  1. […] How many illegal immigrants are in the US? […]

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  2. There are many persons who say that we cannot rid the country of 11.5 million ‘Illegals”…I say B.S.
    This is a defeatist attitude, and without even trying.
    Now,If the Congress was NOT in favor of “keeping” these people (for their VOTES,) we wouldnt even be having this problem…
    Secondly, It is no secret that yet another bigger problem is that
    Lobbyists of Big Business have gotten to the $$$$$$ hungry Congress.

    From the year 2001 til 2006 there was a net ‘PROFIT’ of $1.3 TRILLION
    dollars from the work of Illegals, who will work, ( NOT the jobs Americans wont do)….but the jobs Americans ‘would’ work, but cant get hired because these ‘Illegals’ work at half the hourly rate that Americans are paid….
    One TRILLION minutes ago , Dinosaurs walked this earth…!!!!!!!
    Now, with BigBusiness making this much profit, and Congress getting paid off at the going rate of
    $ 14,900. every three months, we will never see the illegals go.

    They would go if :
    1)We immediately cut off their’free’
    $$ of everything…Welfare, Medical, School Breakfasts and Lunches, HUD housing,Soc. Security benefits, etc.
    2)We heavily fined Employers who hire any “ILLEGALS” at the cost of
    $10,000 for each one caught in their employ.
    3)Enact a new Felony Law that makes it ‘Illegal’ to be “in this country without permission, and without PROPER I.D.”
    Failure to comply will be a ‘mandatory’ prison term of 5 years in a FEDERAL prison. This will be effective as of JAN.1 2008.
    4)Re-write the 14th Amend. Sect.1 of the Constitution AWAY from “jus soli”
    to the “jus sanguinis”.
    This is on ‘the soil’, and the other preferred method of citizenship in all of Europe is ‘babies are same nationalty as parents”.
    This takes care of the ANCHOR-BABIES.
    5)Build a concrete wall, 18’- 30″ wide, for the entire length of the Border…
    When those here hide out and refuse to leave, When caught,in prison they go, and for the full 5 years….
    even if we have to build a new prison …
    Six hospitals have been ‘bankrupt’so
    far from costs incrued by Illegals.

    Those who would prefer to serve 4 years in our military and receive an HONORABLE” dis-charge, could become citizens immediately after discharge
    including their immediate family…

    It is terrible to have a Congress who are Political Whores, but there will be no “sticking heads in the sand” and pretend it isnt happening.!

    You have the ‘VOTING’ power to remove all incumbents from Congress, no matter if you think the new ones would be the same..
    Voting Congresspersons OUT shows the Power of We, the people, And it is the only way to start anew.
    At meetings with the new Congressional Prospects, let them know what you expect and want from them….and remind them that you are their BOSS, and they can be removed also.
    Term-limits” for Congress would be the first thing to order the Newbies”
    to accomplish. 5-(4 year terms) =20 yrs. and then ,if re-elected, they
    are Gone…!!!!!!

    But its a hell of a lot better than to say it cant be done, which is TRUE, as long as you let your Congress person stay…!!!!

    )We built an 18′ concrete wall, not a puny fence, and for the entire length of the border….

    fence which any can climb,

    Comment by Bigjer — September 1, 2007 @ 6:57 pm | Reply

    • I think the person who wrote this don’t have any kids or feelings.
      First of all look into the health department, the department of human services you’ll find that there are no illegal immigrants receiving this dumb benefits that us citizens get and if we can go their country they should be able to come to ours. Sometimes there’s people who talk just because they got a mouth but no feelings for other they think that this world is gonna be here forever and little do they know that God is coming soon and racist people like you are not going to go to heaven with Him. So, if I were you I would think about finding out why is this people here and not blaming them because of being here if I don’t know why they are here in the first place.

      Second of all I as an American citizen and a hiring manager know for sure that this company does not hire immigrants because they can work for half the pay I myself have seen immigrants get paid up to $20/ hour something that most americans don’t get because we are to lazy to get our butt up from bed and tell the government we are going to go look for a job instead of having the government of the US support our butt and bad habits along with the bad education we give our kids. Cuz now our kids can be sexually active at age 9 and we can’t say anything because it’s all about 911 Well guess what is our fault of not teaching our kids and then they go being gang bangers or prostitues.

      So for your info (411) you should talk less and find out more about this hard working people you call ILLEGAL americans don’t have decent jobs because they rather be boms or homeless people that go serve our country many Vietnam Veterans are now homeless now tell me why they served our country where is our government if they don’t want to help immigrants at least they should provide for their own citizens.

      Even if they work with others documentation they pay taxes and then this people thanks to their hard work all year long they go and do their income taxes. I overall think that if it is punishable for illegal immigrants to get punished for using someone elses documents for work I think they should also punish the owner of those documents for selling them!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I do not get along with RACIST people I think they should not be anywhere on EARTH!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Comment by tish jaimes — January 26, 2010 @ 7:54 pm | Reply

  3. I understand your point of view because it’s not fair for people to leave for free but many “illegals” do pay taxes. If there contractors don’t take taxes from them it’s not all their fault because the contractors are supposed to do that. I’m sorry to say this but can you imagine many Americans wanting to work as janitors all the time or in fast food or construction,I truly don’t see that happening.If congress makes an efficient immigration reform who knows what can happen. just in case you don’t notice the inflation problems aren’t just because of illegal immigrants it’s over another war almost like with Vietnam which was pointless because they still became communist. O and putting so many people in jail is gonna make the taxes higher in all the US. this is very complex put your self in the position of an illegal immigrant and think really hard what u would do having your family split up by a document and your children being denied the rights every US citizen should have. I’m not trying to say your wrong because you’ve made some really good points but let them show they will honor and obey the laws of this nation in order to become legalized, please open up your mind to different opinions because there’s always different ways to look at a situation.
    that’t my school email.

    Comment by Brandy — February 13, 2008 @ 7:23 pm | Reply

  4. fuck yous rednecks wy dont yous go back to europe

    Comment by same — October 10, 2008 @ 9:54 am | Reply

  5. this is dumb

    Comment by billy — December 2, 2009 @ 4:33 pm | Reply

  6. why does immigrants come here lol

    Comment by maritza — December 11, 2009 @ 11:19 am | Reply

  7. Maritza, hun its why do immigrants come here.
    and there is many reasons why they do but i dont think it worth coming here if they are going to find themselves with racist comments and people. Americans are thought to be known helpers and nice people but i cant see it in them anymore its hard to think that they helped the jews from germans but they dont give a helping hand to their neighbors…. by the way if you are illegal you can not recieve much help from this government so there is no free $$$$ like you say. and they do file and pay their dues….. jumping the border like you put it is the easy part dealing with ignorant heartless ppl like you is the hard part.

    Comment by tuti — May 6, 2010 @ 9:05 am | Reply

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