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Wall Street Journal: Illegal Immigration Decreased in Obama’s Last Year

One would assume that the decrease in illegal immigration, as a study from the Pew Research Center [1] pointed out, would be due to President Trump’s tough immigration rhetoric and policy proposals. The Wall Street Journal [2] correctly stated, “The census data used in the Pew report were recorded before Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign gained steam and so were unrelated to any Trump effect.”

However, it appears that immigration went down in the first three months of 2016, Obama’s last year as president, and the Pew Research Center did not make any inferences or suggestions of why that was.

Specifically, the Pew study found the following: