Illegal immigration continues to be a hot topic in the presidential race, in spite of federal stats that show illegal border-crossing arrests down to less than half what they were five years ago. Now there's another measure of this trend in the shape of a new Pew Hispanic Center report released yesterday.
If you haven't seen it yet, the gist of the report is that a growing number of the estimated 10.2 million undocumented immigrants in the United States have been here long term by now, also indicating that fewer are arriving as newcomers. Almost two-thirds have been living in the U.S. at least 10 years, and almost half have minor children. The full report can be downloaded by clicking on the links below - here's an excerpt from the summary: