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May 1, 2010
Graph of the Day for May 1, 2010
"[We are] looking at the law to decide exactly how we are going to react to it...we are considering all possibilities, including the possibility of a court challenge." Eric Holder, US Attorney General.
"[The law] could pull away resources from federal immigration enforcement efforts... really look at whether the law meets constitutional safeguards or not." Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Dept. of Homeland Security.
"[The] law will be challenged on constitutional grounds. The President called the law misguided. He said it violates a basic of fairness that we cherish as Americans." Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT).
"... a law that I think is unconstitutional." Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
Reactions to the Arizona law regarding unauthorized aliens, as reported by Jake Tapper.
Source: Congressional Research Service. HT: Clarice Feldman.
Hoven's Index for May 1, 2010
Estimated number of unauthorized aliens in the US by start of 2009: 10.8 to 11.9 million
Percentage of those who arrived prior to 1990: 19%
Percentage arriving since 2000: 36%
Percentage from Mexico: 59% to 62%
Percentage from the Americas, excluding Canada: 82%
Percentage from Asia: 9% to 11%
Source: Congressional Research Service.
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