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Quote of the moment (circa 1751): A Founding Father on immigration

| "Why should Pennsylvania ... become a Colony of aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us, instead of our Anglifying them, and will never adopt our language or customs, any more than they can acquire our complexion?"

Gunman's rant referred to 'immigration pollution'

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So while I was driving this afternoon, I missed the start of biggest national crime story so far today, an armed hostage crisis at the Discovery Channel headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland that ended with the gunman killed during a stand-off with police.

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.