The extremely detailed and easy-to-comprehend report starts off with a bang, claiming, "The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill.

SB 1070 Arguments Loom as Mexican Immigration to U.S. Slows to Standstill

"After four decades that brought 12 million current immigrants--more than half of whom came illegally--the net migration flow from Mexico to the United States has stopped--and may have reversed."

The reasons given are myriad, and include the lousy job and construction markets here in Arizona and across the nation, heightened and more sophisticated border enforcement, a rise in deportations, and the legitimate fear that many would-be illegal migrants have of the Mexican cartels that these days run the border crossings with an iron fist (and sometimes worse).

The Pew Hispanic Center's report is available by link, so see for yourself what it says.

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