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Construction slump sends illegal aliens packing

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Jun 19, 2008.

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    An immigration reform activist says she isn't surprised that the downturn in the construction industry in the U.S. has led to an increase in the unemployment rate among illegal immigrants, compelling some to return to their homelands.



    The Pew Hispanic Center recently analyzed census and Labor Department data and found that the unemployment rate among foreign-born Hispanics in the first months of this year was 7.5 percent, compared to 5.5 percent over the same period a year ago.


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