Friday, April 16, 2010

JUDICIAL WATCH - Amnesty Would Increase Illegals! ISN'T THAT THE WHOLE IDEA?

There are already 38 million illegals in the country. La Raza, the Mexican supremacist party for expansion of the Mexican welfare state, is actively fighting against illegals participating in the census. They do this through the Mexican media, and through the Catholic church. The Senate has joined in this fight. BOTH LA RAZA ENTITIES DO NOW WANT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO KNOW HOW BAD THE MEXICAN INVASION AND OCCUPATION IS!

Where in this country is it NOT Mexican occupied?

Judicial Watch
Mexicans Say Amnesty Will Boost Illegal Immigration
last Updated: Wed, 10/14/2009 - 3:02pm
If President Obama keeps his promise of giving the nation’s 12 million illegal aliens amnesty it will encourage more Mexicans to enter the United States, according to residents of the struggling Latin American country who are undoubtedly rooting for the commander-in-chief’s plan.
The majority of illegal immigrants in the U.S. are from Mexico therefore the president’s reprieve project will greatly affect that nation. Two-thirds of Mexicans say they know someone living in the United States and around one-third have an immediate member of their household or close relative living in the U.S.
A majority of those residing south of the border say legalizing their undocumented countrymen will inspire more Mexicans to head north, according to a recent survey conducted by an internationally known polling and market research company. A vast majority of Mexicans with a relative in the United States said a legalization program would make people they know more likely to go to America illegally.
The results of the survey were made public this week by a research organization dedicated to studying the economic, social, fiscal and demographic impacts of immigration in the U.S. It reveals that nearly one-third of Mexican residents (nearly 40 million people) would like to live in the U.S. and if there was an amnesty a large number would come illegally with the hope of qualifying for a future exoneration.
An amnesty, therefore, would stimulate more illegal immigration which is the last thing this country needs. Furthermore, rewarding those who have violated our nation’s laws with coveted U.S. residency and possibly citizenship demeans the system, especially for those who follow the appropriate steps to come lawfully.
It’s bad enough that U.S. taxpayers annually dish out billions of dollars to educate, medically treat and incarcerate illegal aliens who are, in many cases, depleting local governments. Los Angeles County alone spends more than $1 billion a year, including $48 million a month in welfare costs, to provide services for illegal aliens. The crisis is hardly limited to border states, which have traditionally been the most impacted. Georgia’s skyrocketing illegal population costs taxpayers nearly $2 billion a year.
Study: Illegal alien population may be as high as 38 million A new report finds the Homeland Security Department "grossly underestimates" the number of illegal aliens living in the U.S. Homeland Security's Office of Immigration Studies released a report August 31 that estimates the number of illegal aliens residing in the U.S. is between 8 and 12 million. But the group Californians for Population Stabilization, or CAPS, has unveiled a report estimating the illegal population is actually between 20 and 38 million. Four experts, all of whom contributed to the study prepared by CAPS, discussed their findings at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington Wednesday. James Walsh, a former associate general counsel of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, said he is "appalled" that the Bush administration, lawyers on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and every Democratic presidential candidate, with the exception of Joe Biden, have no problem with sanctuary cities for illegal aliens. "Ladies and gentlemen, the sanctuary cities and the people that support them are violating the laws of the United States of America. They're violating 8 USC section 1324 and 1325, which is a felony -- [it's] a felony to aid, support, transport, shield, harbor illegal aliens," Walsh stated. Walsh said his analysis indicating there are 38 million illegal aliens in the U.S. was calculated using the conservative estimate of three illegal immigrants entering the U.S. for each one apprehended. According to Walsh, "In the United States, immigration is in a state of anarchy -- not chaos, but anarchy."

NEW YORK TIMES July 18, 2007
Editorial Observer
Trying Times Ahead: The Prospect of 60 Million Californians
Recently, the California Department of Finance projected that there will be some 60 million people living in the state by 2050. At present there are 36 million. The numbers in themselves are frightening enough, but what I find terrifying is the bland assumption that a two-thirds increase in population is inevitable and that the main problem will be creating the infrastructure necessary to house, feed, educate, transport and govern all those people. To me, the main problem is how to keep them from showing up in the first place. Somehow the numbers in themselves don’t really suggest the sobering weight of this projection. To say that for every three Californians now there will be five in 2050 doesn’t capture the scale of change. If you said that for every three houses now there will be five in 2050, or for every three cars, ditto, you might be getting a little closer to the visceral feel of the thing. But when it comes to houses and cars, California is a land of loaves and fishes, always multiplying in the most unexpected ways. To live in the state is to live with unrelenting change, whether you like it or not, and it has been that way for decades. But this population increase will mean more than filling up San Bernardino, Riverside and Kern Counties and paving the entire midsection of the state and creating impromptu day-schools and conference centers in stopped traffic. We tend to talk about humans as if they were interchangeable — as if the Californian of 1957 were somehow equivalent to the Californian of 2007. But today’s Californian consumes far more, if you consider consumption in its broadest sense. Draw pictures of those two Californians to the scale of their consumption, and the present-day resident would dwarf his ancestor. There’s a chance that a mid-21st-century Californian will look back in horror at the enormous consumption footprint of someone living in the state right now. That sense of horror would be good news — a sign that the coming generations had taken to heart that the way we live now, even in its current dimensions, is unsustainable. The trouble, of course, is that a population projection like this one more or less takes it for granted that not much will have changed by 2050. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be 60 million people in the state. 60 million Californians by mid-century Riverside will become the second most populous county behind Los Angeles and Latinos the dominant ethnic group, study says.By Maria L. La Ganga and Sara LinTimes Staff Writers July 10, 2007 Over the next half-century, California's population will explode by nearly 75%, and Riverside will surpass its bigger neighbors to become the second most populous county after Los Angeles, according to state Department of Finance projections released Monday. California will near the 60-million mark in 2050, the study found, raising questions about how the state will look and function and where all the people and their cars will go. Dueling visions pit the iconic California building block of ranch house, big yard and two-car garage against more dense, high-rise development. But whether sprawl or skyscrapers win the day, the Golden State will probably be a far different and more complex place than it is today, as people live longer and Latinos become the dominant ethnic group, eclipsing all others combined. Some critics forecast disaster if gridlock and environmental impacts are not averted. Others see a possible economic boon, particularly for retailers and service industries with an eye on the state as a burgeoning market. "It's opportunity with baggage," said Jack Kyser, chief economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., in "a country masquerading as a state." Other demographers argue that the huge population increase the state predicts will occur only if officials complete major improvements to roads and other public infrastructure. Without that investment, they say, some Californians would flee the state. If the finance department's calculations hold, California's population will rise from 34.1 million in 2000 to 59.5 million at the mid-century point, about the same number of people as Italy has today. And its projected growth rate in those 50 years will outstrip the national rate — nearly 75% compared with less than 50% projected by the federal government. That could translate to increased political clout in Washington, D.C. Southern California's population is projected to grow at a rate of more than 60%, according to the new state figures, reaching 31.6 million by mid-century. That's an increase of 12.1 million over just seven counties. L.A. County alone will top 13 million by 2050, an increase of almost 3.5 million residents. And Riverside County — long among the fastest-growing in the state — will triple in population to 4.7 million by mid-century. Riverside County will add 3.1 million people, according to the new state figures, eclipsing Orange and San Diego to become the second most populous in the state. With less expensive housing than the coast, Riverside County has grown by more than 472,000 residents since 2000, according to state estimates. USC Professor Genevieve Giuliano, an expert on land use and transportation, would probably agree. Such massive growth, if it occurs, she said, will require huge investment in the state's highways, schools, and energy and sewer systems at a "very formidable cost." If those things aren't built, Giuliano questioned whether the projected population increases will occur. "Sooner or later, the region will not be competitive and the growth is not going to happen," she said. If major problems like traffic congestion and housing costs aren't addressed, Giuliano warned, the middle class is going to exit California, leaving behind very high-income and very low-income residents. I.E. MILLIONS OF ILLITERATE MEXICANS. The Department of Finance releases long-term population projections every three years. Between the last two reports, number crunchers have taken a more detailed look at California's statistics and taken into account the likelihood that people will live longer, said chief demographer Mary Heim. The result? The latest numbers figure the state will be much more crowded than earlier estimates (by nearly 5 million) and that it will take a bit longer than previously thought for Latinos to become the majority of California's population: 2042, not 2038. 75% OF THE GROWTH WILL BE LATINO The figures show that the majority of California's growth will be in the Latino population, said Dowell Myers, a professor of urban planning and demography at USC, adding that "68% of the growth this decade will be Latino, 75% next and 80% after that." That should be a wake-up call for voting Californians, Myers said, pointing out a critical disparity. Though the state's growth is young and Latino, the majority of voters will be older and white — at least for the next decade. "The future of the state is Latino growth," Myers said. "We'd sure better invest in them and get them up to speed. Older white voters don't see it that way. They don't realize that someone has to replace them in the work force, pay for their benefits and buy their house."

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LA RAZA is the virulently racist political party for ILLEGALS (only Mexicans) and the corporations that benefit from illegals, and the employers of illegals. IT IS ILLEGAL TO HIRE AN ILLEGAL.
However LA RAZA does like the AMERICAN WELFARE SYSTEM. The welfare system in the country is so good that Mexico has dumped 38 million of their poor, illiterate , criminal and frequently pregnant over our border.
Do a search for Mexican gangs, or go to “Mexico Under Siege”
“THE DRUG WAR AT OUR BORDERS” …ask yourself why the LA RAZA DEMS want these borders OPEN!
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INS National Customer Service Center Phone: 1-800-375-5283.
You can contact President Obama and let him know of your opposition to amnesty for illegal aliens:
Obama soft on illegals enforcement

Arrests of illegal immigrant workers have dropped precipitously under President Obama, according to figures released Wednesday. Criminal arrests, administrative arrests, indictments and convictions of illegal immigrants at work sites all fell by more than 50 percent from fiscal 2008 to fiscal 2009.

The figures show that Mr. Obama has made good on his pledge to shift enforcement away from going after illegal immigrant workers themselves - but at the expense of Americans' jobs, said Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, the Republican who compiled the numbers from the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE). Mr. Smith, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said a period of economic turmoil is the wrong time to be cutting enforcement and letting illegal immigrants take jobs that Americans otherwise would hold.
Here is the Department of Homeland Security's Hotline for reporting suspected illegal employees and employers: 866-347-2423 (YOU MAY BE WASTING YOUR TIME HERE. HISPANDERING OBAMA SELECTED LA RAZA JANET NAPOLITANO TO HEAD “HOMELAND SECURITY = PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP” FOR OPEN AND UNDEFENDED BORDERS)
Immigration Enforcement Group Defends Against Amnesty Push

Here is the Department of Homeland Security's Hotline for reporting suspected illegal employees and employers: 866-347-2423

Where To Send Illegals Packing? LUX CONDOS ON THE SEA? Ever Expanding Mex Welfare State
There are 38 million illegals here, most from Mexico. Mexicans are here as looters and occupiers, not because they have any respect for this nation, our flag, language or culture!
California alone pays out $20 billion in social services to illegals that loathe us even if we’ve paid for the birthing of their ten kids.
While Obama has promised these illegals, whom he’s referred to as “UNREGISTERED VOTERS”, amnesty, or at least NO ENFORCEMENT, why not send the illegals back to NARCOmex to fly their MEXICAN FLAGS off the balconies of these condos?
They could hop the border when they’re pregnant again to birth in ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA’s Sanctuary City of Los Angeles, which pays out $600 MILLION in welfare to illegals – and all pregnant Mexicans welcome for GRINGO PAID BIRTHING= 18 YEARS OF WELFARE.
Baja California luxury developments go from boom to bust
The Americans who flocked to buy oceanfront condos south of the border have vanished. Prices have plummeted, and some cash-strapped developers have halted projects midway.
By Alana Semuels
7:10 PM PDT, April 15, 2010
Reporting from Rosarito Beach, Mexico
The condo in the Palacio del Mar development just south of Mexico's Rosarito Beach spares no luxuries. Travertine tile. Stainless steel appliances. A customized wine rack.

Then there's the view. On one side is the glittering Pacific. On another, just 30 feet away, is the half-completed shell of an adjacent condominium project. The building looks like an abandoned parking garage, with floors of concrete piled atop one another and steel spikes poking out from the floor.

This luxury condo belongs to Dan McNeil, a Phoenix real estate investor who put it up for sale a year ago after the value of his properties above the border tanked. He hasn't found a buyer yet; this area is littered with vacation units for sale.

"It paints a picture of a depressed economy, depressed conditions. It doesn't make it look like a happy place to go live or vacation," McNeil said of his condo's lifeless neighbor.

These days, many views in northern Baja California feature both sea and skeleton. Up and down the Pacific Coast from the Tijuana border to Ensenada, the concrete-and-steel frames of half-completed luxury towers stretch up into the sky.

Some of these oceanfront properties are surrounded by piles of garbage, fences and rusting beams. Billboards that once advertised swanky real estate developments are now neglected, tatters of ads hanging off them as if they've been shredded by a storm.

This area, about 30 miles south of San Diego, is one more casualty of the U.S. housing boom and bust. As U.S. real estate values inflated during the bubble, American homeowners pulled equity from their properties and put down hefty deposits on vacation homes in planned developments in Baja, driving up prices here. Many of those purchasers were speculators hoping to resell their units before construction was finished.

When the U.S. bubble burst, buyers vanished. So did financing. Some owners walked away, and cash-strapped developers halted projects midway. Thousands of Baja properties are now for sale or for rent, or are only half completed. Real estate experts estimate that prices have fallen 25% to 30% since the peak.

"It was a gold mine to build a big tower on the beach, but once the market tanked, all of a sudden everyone wanted out," said Jean-Paul de Kervor, chief executive of Maquila Properties Inc., a consulting firm in Baja California.

News of narco killings involving Mexican drug gangs in Baja is also keeping buyers and renters away.

"It's a double whammy: Mexico is tied to the U.S. economy, then you have the added fear factor of what people read about the drug war," said Brian Flock of Flock Dream Homes, which sells real estate in San Diego and Baja.

Many American buyers in Baja put 30% to 40% down, which is typical in Mexico, with the balance due upon the completion of construction. Now that the condos are finished, many purchasers don't have the cash or credit to close their deals, said Kathy Katz, co-owner of Baja Real Estate Group, which represents two of the largest developments on the coast.

"At the time, the demand was there -- we sold out. But now about half the people have pulled out," Katz said as she walked past squares of Italian porcelain, a tarp and a wheelbarrow in a luxury condo in the Palacio del Mar development.

Most developers have altered ambitious building plans since the real estate slowdown. Although construction is complete on a fifth tower at the Calafia development, developer Groupo Gor is leaving the interiors of the condos unfinished until someone buys them. The floors and walls are gray concrete covered in splotches of white paint. Pipes and wires stick out of the floors.

Down the road in the Club Marena project, developer Marena Pacifico is waiting until the economy picks up to build a third luxury tower. Next to a recently completed tower there's a deep pit gouged in the soil. Behind it, what locals say is the world's second-largest statue of Jesus is perched on the hill.

In Las Gaviotas, an older community that features brick homes and tiled streets, about 15% of the 298 homes are for sale, Katz said. During the last decade those properties turned over only occasionally, she said.

At the 72-unit Palacio del Mar, nearly 25% of buyers have defaulted on their contracts. McNeil, the Phoenix investor, purchased his three-bedroom condo for $477,000 after seeing ads for it three years ago on a Baja trip. Then came the economic downturn. McNeil, who owns five rental properties in the U.S., saw his net worth cut in half. He's now trying to sell the Mexican condo for $439,000.

After 20 years of visiting Baja with his family, McNeil says he's finished with the seaside community.

"I am pretty certain that I won't be investing any more money in that area for a long time," he said.

Judging by the half-completed buildings that dot the coast, many other would-be Baja residents are in the same position.

There's the gigantic Residences at Playa Blanca, which advertises "24-hour gourmet dining" and a "world class spa" on banners next to the highway, but which remains frozen in construction, scaffolds and pipes lined up on the grounds. The fortress-like condos at Las Olas Mar y Sol, which sit next to a steel skeleton structure, are surrounded by piles of trash.

Perhaps the best-known such flop is at Trump Ocean Resort Baja, a luxury hotel-condo project developed by Irongate Wilshire and PB Impulsores. Flamboyant real estate tycoon Donald Trump licensed his name to the resort, whose units sold for as much as $3 million in splashy pre-construction sales events.

But the project was never built. All that's visible now is a fenced-in hole, faded pink Trump Baja banners waving in the breeze. Buyers, who are out $32.2 million in deposits, sued Trump and the developers last year.

The real estate bust and tourism slowdown have crippled businesses in Rosarito Beach. On the main street, Boulevard Benito Juarez, sushi joints and coffee shops that cater to Americans sit empty. Lupe Perez, owner of El Nido restaurant, says his business has dropped 80% in the last year or so. Still, he has resisted firing staff members.

"This waiter has been here 28 years. He's third generation. I can't tell him to just go home," Perez said, gesturing toward a man clearing off an empty table.

Some observers say the downturn in Baja is just a temporary blip and buyers will come back soon. Rosarito Beach is on the coast, after all, and only about half an hour from San Diego. Prices on three-bedroom condos on the shore start at around $280,000, a fraction of what they'd cost in the U.S.

But the promise of cheap real estate just across the border isn't quite as appealing when there's plenty of it to be had in the U.S. too.

"What's hurting us is that now you can buy a nice Vegas condo for $150,000," Baja real estate agent Katz said. "We used to be that."

What is the impact of an invasion of 38 million illegals, most of whom occupy California, and the staggering cost of this Mexican invasion and occupation for “cheap” Mexican labor?
There are only eight (8) states with a population greater than Los Angeles. Here, 47% of those employed are ILLEGALS USING STOLEN SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS. Here also, 95% of all arrest warrants for MURDER are for MEXICAN ILLEGALS. Here the County of Los Angeles pays out $600 million for welfare for ILLEGALS!
County Spends $600 Mil On Welfare For Illegal Immigrants
Last Updated: Thu, 03/11/2010 - 3:14pm
For the second consecutive year taxpayers in a single U.S. county will dish out more than half a billion dollars just to cover the welfare and food-stamp costs of illegal immigrants.
Los Angeles County, the nation’s most populous, may be in the midst of a dire financial crisis but somehow there are plenty of funds for illegal aliens. In January alone, anchor babies born to the county’s illegal immigrants collected more than $50 million in welfare benefits. At that rate the cash-strapped county will pay around $600 million this year to provide illegal aliens’ offspring with food stamps and other welfare perks.


The exorbitant figure, revealed this week by a county supervisor, doesn’t even include the enormous cost of educating, medically treating or incarcerating illegal aliens in the sprawling county of about 10 million residents. Los Angeles County annually spends more than $1 billion for those combined services, including $500 million for healthcare and $350 million for public safety.
About a quarter of the county’s welfare and food stamp issuances go to parents who reside in the United States illegally and collect benefits for their anchor babies, according to the figures from the county’s Department of Social Services. In 2009 the tab ran $570 million and this year’s figure is expected to increase by several million dollars.
Illegal immigration continues to have a “catastrophic impact on Los Angeles County taxpayers,” the veteran county supervisor (Michael Antonovich) who revealed the information has said. The former fifth-grade history teacher has repeatedly come under fire from his liberal counterparts for publicizing statistics that confirm the devastation illegal immigration has had on the region. Antonovich, who has served on the board for nearly three decades, represents a portion of the county that is roughly twice the size of Rhode Island and has about 2 million residents.
His district is simply a snippet of a larger crisis. Nationwide, Americans pay around $22 billion annually to provide illegal immigrants with welfare benefits that include food assistance programs such as free school lunches in public schools, food stamps and a nutritional program (known as WIC) for low-income women and their children. Tens of billions more are spent on other social services, medical care, public education and legal costs such as incarceration and public defenders.

Forty-five billion of the US economy is sent back home, primarily to Mexico while YOU pick up their hospital, housing, social services, anchor babies, crime and educations costs.

No wonder banks like WELLS FARGO and BANK of AMERICA support La Raza! These banks make big money illegally opening up accounts for illegals to get in on those transfer funds.

Illegals cost CALIFORNIA alone 20 billion per year. While you’re paying the illegals’ bills, including the birth of their anchor babies, they’re sending money back to Narco-Mex.

Although the government wants us to believe there’s only 12 million of them in the whole country, anyone that’s been in southern California knows there’s 12 million here alone, and there is no place in this country, from border to border, that is not overrun by Mexicans. Just look for the graffiti.

Our schools are in “meltdown” filled with people that have been taught contempt for the English language. So our legislators bring in third-worlders from China and India to take our jobs. Eighty hospitals in CA are in bankruptcy for providing illegals’ free (for them) medical help. Ten percent of the children born in this country are from pregnant Mexicans hopping the border.

And then we watch them wave their Mexican flags in our faces.

It’s all about the WALMARTing of America.... Oh, and Arnold the circus freak has taken piles of money from the Walton family who have made twenty billion each from Walmart.

I want my children to hear English when they walk out the door. I want them to have a job that are now given to illegals who work cheap. I don’t want to see the Mexican flag waved in our borders.

If it’s so great in Mexico, the illegals surely must be eager to return.

October 19, 2006
Flow of Immigrants’ Money to Latin America Surges
There is a common cycle to immigration from Latin America. Immigrants arrive in the United States and quickly find work. Several months later — in the case of illegal migrants, as soon as they have finished paying off the smuggler who brought them across the border — they start sending money home.

According to a new report about immigrants’ money transfers to Latin America, the remittances flow from almost every state. Even in states that had virtually no Latin American immigrants only a few years ago, like Mississippi and Pennsylvania, a growing trickle of money is making its way south to places like Tlalchapa, Mexico, or Panajachel, in the Guatemalan highlands.
“Twenty years ago the money was coming from four or five states; now it’s coming from every corner of the country,” said Sergio Bendixen, a Miami pollster who surveyed some 2,500 immigrants, legal and illegal, for the survey on which the report was based.
For the nation as a whole, the flow of money has become a torrent. According to the study, sponsored by the Multilateral Investment Fund of the 47-nation Inter-American Development Bank, remittances from the United States to Latin America this year will total more than $45 billion. That is 51 percent higher than they were only two years ago.
About three-quarters of Latino immigrants who were surveyed send money home regularly, up from some 60 percent in a similar survey in 2004. This may largely reflect growth in the population of illegal immigrants, who tend to send money home more often than others. They accounted for about 40 percent of remitters in the survey, up from a third in 2004.
Moreover, with immigration to the United States a regular part of the life cycle for large numbers of men and women in many parts of Latin America, sending money back to relatives at home has developed into a moral obligation.
“If you don’t send money to your mother, you are a bad son,” Mr. Bendixen said. “Remittances companies say this in their TV ads.”
The study’s estimates on remittances are in line with population figures from the Census Bureau, which found last year that Latin American immigrants made up 6.6 percent of the nation’s household population (that is, excluding people in jail, on military bases and such), more than half the total immigrant population.
The bureau also found that 1.2 percent of the household population of Pennsylvania was born in Latin America, as were 0.7 percent of the population of Ohio and 2 percent of the population of Indiana. These were states with virtually no Latino immigrants five years ago.
According to the data from the Inter-American Development Bank, money transfers from Indiana should approach $400 million this year, with the total from Pennsylvania above $500 million and from Ohio more than $214 million.
Indeed, the study found Latino immigrants sending money from 48 of the 50 states — excluding only Montana and West Virginia, where, Mr. Bendixen said, he did not survey because he expected very few remitters.
In addition to those two states, the survey suffers from very small samples in some with the most recent immigrant populations. But Mr. Bendixen said that in these states, the remittance figures should be off by no more than 10 percent.

The data are consistent with a known pattern in which Latino migrants move from immigrant-heavy states like Illinois to new frontiers like Pennsylvania in search of jobs.
“Somebody who is already here hears about a new plant opening and goes there,” observed Jeffrey S. Passel, a demographer at the Pew Hispanic Institute. “After a while, the word gets back to Mexico, and the migrant stream is no longer from California to a meatpacking plant in Iowa. It’s Mexico to a plant in Iowa.”
The reconstruction of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina provides an example of how immigrant populations coalesce around jobs. Latino immigrants have flocked to New Orleans, where another study has found that by this summer, they accounted for half the reconstruction force, with 54 percent of them working in the United States illegally.
They too have begun to send money back. According to the bank’s survey, remittances to Latin America from Louisiana should top $200 million this year, a 240 percent increase since 2004.