Skip to comments.Study finds half million illegal immigrants in Bay Area
Posted on 07/20/2011 9:02:34 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
SAN FRANCISCO -- An estimated half-million illegal immigrants live in the Bay Area, according to a study that is one of the first to try to measure the number of local residents living in the U.S. illegally.
The report by the Public Policy Institute of California used tax returns, previous national estimates and mathematical models to determine that 563,000 illegal immigrants live in the Bay Area, about 8 percent of the region's total population.
Santa Clara County leads the Bay Area with 180,000 illegal immigrants, followed by Alameda County with 124,000 and Contra Costa County with 79,000, the study found.
"Unauthorized immigrants are a part of our communities. They're not just in a few pockets," said demographer Laura Hill, who is a co-author of the report. "This isn't a situation that is isolated to one or a few counties. These folks are likely to be pretty well-integrated in the places where they are."
Illegal immigrants make up 12 percent of the population in wine-growing Napa County, one of the highest rates after Monterey and San Benito counties, where they make up 13.5 percent of the population, and Imperial County, along the Mexican border, where they make up 12.8 percent. Illegal immigrants represent 10.2 percent of the population in Santa Clara County and 8.4 percent in Alameda County, according to the study.
The researchers also surmise that the population appears to be dropping, at least in older urban areas, as immigrants try their luck in inland California and other states.
Several other studies have found the state's illegal immigrant population, estimated at 2.6 million last year, to be steady or dropping even as it rises in Texas, Florida, North Carolina and other Southern states.
(Excerpt) Read more at contracostatimes.com ...
States: “Help Us, Criminal Illegals Swamp Budgets, Prisons”
The General Accounting Office estimates that as of 2009 there were currently about 350,000 criminal aliens in U.S. prisons, the majority from Mexico. At $30,000 per year, per inmate, thats $11 billion annually, with most of the costs born by the states.
While not all of the criminal aliens are here illegally, criminal illegals are putting a strain on budgets, especially in the states with large illegal immigration populations such as Arizona, Colorado, California, Florida, New York, and Texas.
Not coincidentally, many of those same states are facing the largest budget shortfalls for fiscal year 2011 and 2012, including New York and California. Some estimate state budget shortfalls of over $100 billion in 2012 across state governments in the U.S.
In California, its estimated that prisoners who are illegal immigrants cost the state at least $1 billion per year just to keep them in prison.
That can’t possibly be true. The number government hacks repeat repeatedly is that there are only 12 million illegals in the whole US. How could that many be just in the bay area?
And each and every one has done more work than has Nancy Belosi-Bimbo.
“Belosi-Bimbo” spelling intentional.
Just imagine how that impacts on the allocation of Congressional districts, federal funding, etc.
I am sure they are all Sanctuary Cities...what else would you expect?
So that leaves 10.5 million in the rest of the country?
Those bat-sh*t libs deserve each other. We have more of them here in L.A
Unauthorized now used to depict ILLEGAL ALIENS now, eh?
States that have sanctuary policies should not get one nickle of federal funding for crime prevention, prisons or anything else affected by high numbers of illegals.
They want to welcome these border jumpers.. let them welcome them on their OWN nickel.
They've infested my sleepy, once-pleasant former neighborhood and turned it into a crime-ridden 'hood. Makes me sick.
...as they broaden their vision of Aztlan.
Now if they know where they are why can’t they deport them?
“They’re not just in a few pockets” - truer words were never spoken. They are into everyone’s pockets.
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