SALINAS, Calif. – The number of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. fell for the first time since 2009, according to a study released Tuesday.
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The nonpartisan Pew Research Center found 11 million people lived in the U.S. without documentation in 2015, down from 11.3 million in 2009. The drop is largely happening among Mexicans, whose numbers have gone from 6.4 million to 5.6 million during the same period.
“I think that kind of contradicts the rhetoric that we are hearing that all undocumented immigrants are Mexican. We know that that’s not the reality,” said Salinas immigration attorney Magnolia Zarraga.
Zarraga said the White House should take a look at this study, which appeared to show the borders are secure.
“The main misconception in the community or in the public eye is that our boarders are not secure,” Zarraga said. “I’ve been
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