What a load. The illegal alien population here in Los Angeles is 12 million. That’s how it should read. The wage base in the construction industry has been decimated here. Jobs that once paid 25 dollars an hour pay eight! Who are they trying to kid here? THE TAX PAYER!!!!
WASHINGTON The number of illegal immigrants in the United States has grown to as high as 12 (M) million.
That’s according to a new estimate released today as the U-S Senate considers legislation aimed at tightening America’s borders.
The Pew Hispanic Center report estimates undocumented workers fill one out of every four agricultural jobs. They also hold an estimated 17 percent of all office and house cleaning positions, 14 percent of construction jobs, and 12 percent of those who work in food preparation.
The report found that the pace of illegal immigration is increasing, despite government efforts to crack down.
The center says Mexicans who make it to the United States illegally are staying longer, perhaps because it’s getting harder and more expensive to move back and forth across the border.