Update on flawed Udall Center study.

     On July 17th we exposed a University of Arizona Udall Center study on immigration as deeply flawed. The erroneous study reported that immigrants are a net positive to the economy but made no allowance for the substantial remittances made to home countries by immigrants.

     An AP article on Forbes.com says that $32,350,000,000 (yes, that’s billions, not millions) was siphoned out of the U.S. in 2006. The article does not detail if all of that is directly from people illegally working in the U.S. but the story gives the impression that that is the case. The headline highlights that people from Mexico are sending home less money but also reveals funds sent home to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are up by 11% in the first half of 2007.

     Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform has a link to the flawed study on their web site. It is too bad they have to rely on a faulty study in order to support their desire to exploit cheap labor.


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