2889883615_b80eff6360_o (2)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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