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Another report: New immigrants do, in fact, assimilate

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| I promise that I won't post any more reports after this, but one released today by the Center for American Progress is pretty interesting. It's a report on immigrant assimilation that points to key benchmarks being met by relatively new immigrants.

Report points out sharp decline in illegal immigration

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The Pew Hispanic Center has a new report out today that crystallizes what U.S. Border Patrol arrest statistics have been indicating for the past few years: The number of undocumented immigrants entering the United States has dropped off sharply, reduced by nearly two-thirds over the past decade.

In the news this morning: Illegal immigration down, big risks for those still crossing, and shots fired near mosque

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Illegal immigration to U.S. down almost 67% since 2000, report says (The Washington Post)

Juarez makeup debacle comes to an end, but questions about what inspired it linger

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The other night, while I was visiting with a few comadres, the talk turned to Ciudad Juarez. One woman had just seen the film "Backyard," a Mexican feature based on the hundreds of unsolved murders of women, many of them factory workers, in the border city.

After grumbling about immigrant neighbors, a writer examines her attitude

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A thought-provoking piece in the Los Angeles Times by columnist Sandy Banks caught my attention earlier today.

Report: Foreign workers don't displace native-born

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Several news outlets have stories today on a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco which concludes that foreign-born workers do not displace native-born ones.

In the news this morning: Smuggling danger, immigrants and jobs, a new Arizona lawsuit, halted deportations and more

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Mexico to announce plan to protect migrants - CNN.com (edition.cnn.com)

Students tell their personal stories in DREAM Act 'letters'

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For the past several weeks, I've been following a series of posts on the social-justice blog Citizen Orange that features the personal stories of undocumented college students.