Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are the top four countries where the majority of illegal aliens in the United States originate, according to the latest DHS estimate of the unauthorized immigrant population living in the U.S. The DHS data is consistent with most recent estimates by the Pew Hispanic Center.
About 73 percent of the estimated 11.4 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. were born in Mexico (6.7 million), El Salvador (690,000), Guatemala (560,000), and Honduras (360,000), DHS data shows.
Many of the governments of those nations used the word “relief” in welcoming President Obama’s executive order and none mentioned any efforts to try to keep their citizens from leaving. Breitbart News reported that illegal aliens from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are sending billions back in remittances to their home countries. The Pew Hispanic Center estimates that remittances to Mexico are in the billions as well.
FK – Money talks and the desperate walk. That’s how they want all of us, poor and desperate so we’ll keep voting for government salvation.
And as we see from the DOJ prioritization of targeting illegals for deportation, Obama’s decree merely restates his status quo de facto amnesty style pardon of drug dealers, sex abusers, gun offenders, and drunk drivers.
- ICE is carrying a case load of 1.8 million aliens who are either in removal proceedings or have already been ordered removed. Less than two percent are in detention, which is the only proven way to ensure departure.
- As of the end of July 2013 there were 872,000 aliens – nearly half of ICE’s total docket – who had been ordered removed but who had not left the country.
- The State Department continues to issue tens of thousands of visas annually to citizens of countries that refuse to take back their countrymen who are ordered removed from the United States. Many of these are violent criminals.
FK – Don’t worry. It’ll cycle ’round again after a few years of a do-nothing republicrat congress/now red house like during the Dubya years when all the ‘conservative’ activists went back to the golf course and couch after ‘winning’ when most of them have no clue what that would mean or what it will require.