The flow of undocumented immigrants into the United States has slowed in the past three years, a major think tank reported Thursday.
The Pew Hispanic Center report cites no statistical reasons for the decreased rate. It notes that the U.S. economy has suffered a downturn and that greater immigration enforcement measures have been enacted, which a Pew survey "indicates has generated worry among many Hispanics."
According to the center's estimates, 11.9 million undocumented immigrants were living in the United States as of March. There were 11.1 million in 2005 and 8.4 million in 2000, the group said. Read full article »