Illegal Immigration Is Stable

1/9/19
 
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from The Wall Street Journal,
1/8/19:

The debate over border wall spending has become hardened recently because both parties are playing to their bases. It’s making a compromise difficult.

p> Cracking down on illegal immigration was a central piece of President Donald Trump’s campaign for the White House and is now at the center of his his fight with Congress over funding for a wall on the border with Mexico.

Republicans and Democrats have different views on the extent of the problem associated with undocumented immigrants and how to address the issue. Mr. Trump says it is an important contributor to crime and a big cost to the government. Democrats say he overstates the problem.

Here is a look at some of key numbers behind U.S. immigration:

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