Arizona policymakers have achieved notable success in their objective of deterring illegal immigration. Their achievements include a reduction in the illegal alien population and, as a consequence, a saving in related state and local expenditures.

Census data and federal government estimates reveal a major shift in recent arrival and departure of aliens with related drops in low income families, births, limited English speakers in school and in crime — to name just a few of the changes. I encourage you to read our latest report Recent Demographic Change in Arizona: Anatomy of Effective Immigration Reform Legislation which documents these changes.