Illegal immigration drops in California
February 13, 2010
The number of illegal immigrants currently living in California has dropped by 200,000, according to a new report issued by the Department of Homeland Security. [Los Angeles Times].
The decline reflects a national trend, showing a drop in illegal immigrants nationwide by more than 800,000. Georgia is the only state reporting an increase in the number of undocumented workers.
Officials disagree over the cause of the decline. Some see it as a result of the downturn in the economy, discouraging new people from trying to enter the country. Others suggest an increase in deportation and illegals leaving voluntarily.
The number of illegal immigrants currently living in the country is believed to be just under 11 million.