USA – Apparently, not as many immigrants are coming to America.
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the number of illegal immigrants has dropped from twelve million to 11.1 million.
It is the first drop in more than a decade.
This can’t be good news for former President George W. Bush, who has rejoined the fight for immigration reform, says, “America is a nation of immigrants. Immigrants have helped build the country that we have become and immigrants can help build a dynamic tomorrow”
Making census of it all, fewer Mexican workers are coming to the U.S., which could impact the already shrinking U.S. labor force.
Researchers don’t expect immigration numbers to increase any time soon, thanks to a weak economy and stricter border enforcement; but many illegal immigrants are returning home because they’re ‘aging out’ of programs like the dream act. Also, working immigrants aren’t offered a legal way to become citizens.
Officials are afraid it will impact farming, home health care and other low-wage jobs that Americans just don’t want.
It looks like our melting pot is becoming a little less fluid.