This month we’ve been treated to several stories that suggest the illegal immigration problem is self-correcting. Most recently, a Center for Migration report (not to be confused with the always-accurate Center for Immigration Studies) that found the size of the illegal alien population is declining to a mere 10 million.
Conclusion? The public is worried about nothing. We hear phrases like “harsh rhetoric” and “anti-immigrant fear mongering.” But, they say, it’s all baseless.
It’s a recurring tactic, and all reformers should be aware of this. Every time public concern over immigration reaches a peak, a series of studies magically appear that claim the people’s fears are misplaced because the problem is solving itself.
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