KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) - Why do we emphasize immigration enforcement on our southern border?
There's never shortage of rhetoric and opinion when immigration reform is mentioned.
We hear, "why don't we build a wall on our border with Canada?"
Are there statistics that warrant increased attention on our border with Mexico?
Where are illegal-immigrants coming from?
Here's the break down according to the Migration Policy Institute.
Mexico and Central America: about 7.9 million (71% of the overall unauthorized population)
Asia: about 1.5 million (13%)
South America: 673,000 (6%)
Europe, Canada, or Oceania: 432,000 (4%)
Africa: 353,000 (3%)
Caribbean: 232,000 (2%)
n. I misquoted the statistics today on KGFW's Talk of the Town. I said "27%" of illegal-immigrants are from Mexico. Twenty-seven is the percentage of all legal immigrants in the United States who are from Mexico. These individuals immigrated to the U.S. legally.