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[...]shortly after the 2008 recession, undocumented immigration to the U.S. had come to a virtual standstill and unauthorized crossings reversed: there were more unauthorized immigrants leaving than entering the country.2 Much of the rhetoric on this issue has focused on the supposed impact of undocumented immigration on security and public safety. According to the Case-Shiller Index, home prices in the Greater Phoenix area declined by 55.9 percent from 2006 to 2011.3 Second, there is a deepening demographic asymmetry between older, whiter, wealthier, native citizens, and a rapidly growing younger, darker, poorer, immigrant population.
THE DREAM DEFERRED The inability of the U.S. government to resolve the status of undocumented immigrants is forcing innocent children into the shadows and undermining the immigrant dream of social and economic integration. By Marcelo M. Suárez-O
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