Over 60 percent of the 11.1 million undocumented immigrants in the United States are concentrated in just 20 major metropolitan areas, a far higher proportion than U.S. residents as a whole who live in urban areas, according to a Pew Research Center report released Thursday.
In 2014, these 20 metro areas were home to 6.8 million, or 61 percent, of the nation’s undocumented immigrants, compared to 36 percent of the total U.S. population, the report said. The concentrations of undocumented immigrants in urban areas mirror that of lawful immigrants, 65 percent of whom also live in these 20 metropolitan areas.
Earlier analyses have found undocumented immigrants to be concentrated in California, Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey and Illinois. The numbers released Thursday reflect these statewide results, but give a more granular picture.
The flocking of undocumented immigrants to metropolitan areas belies the image of undocumented immigrants as employed in typically rural jobs, such as agriculture.
[Most Unauthorized Immigrants Live In Urban Areas, Study Shows, by Tara Bahrampour, February 9, 2017]
This opens up political jujitsu in enforcement options for President Trump, without having to fight the Agricultural Slave Power in predominantly rural Republican States. While I support removing all illegal aliens, the battle for the Historic American Nation must be fought wisely. Purge the cities first, then when the Cultural Marxists are defeated, then move on the Agricultural Slave Power and force them to hire Americans by raising wages.
As an example, just two counties in Democrat dominated California have over 1 million illegal aliens alone!
The chatter of Spanish serves as the backdrop of Pico-Union, where the aroma of pastries from the panaderia merge with the synthetic smells of an auto repair garage. A predominantly Latino neighborhood, it has for decades been a first stop for immigrants — both legal and illegal — coming from various corners of Latin America.
Over the years, this community has faced challenges, including from politicians threatening crackdowns on illegal immigration. But to many in this densely populated area near MacArthur Park, the presidency of Donald Trump poses a threat of an altogether different scale. Trump has vowed mass deportations of those here illegally, which if carried out, could fundamentally alter the rhythms of life in Pico-Union and numerous other immigrant enclaves around Southern California and beyond...
Nearly 10% of the nation’s 11.1 million immigrants who are in the country illegally reside in Los Angeles and Orange counties, according to the research center. The region is home to 1 million such immigrants, second only to the greater New York area, which has 1.2 million. Third on the list was Houston with 575,000. The city of Los Angeles alone has an estimated 375,000.
[L.A., Orange Counties Are Home To 1 Million Immigrants Who Are In The Country Illegally, Analysis Shows, By Brittny Mejia, Cindy Carcamo and Corina Knoll, LA Times, February 9, 2017]
This concentration of illegal aliens in predominately Democrat urban areas is a major advantage to President Trump. Besides limiting any potential political cost of aggressive immigration enforcement, it makes that enforcement all the easier, given the concentration in a limited geographical area. Another advantage is that the illegal aliens cannot flee to Republican dominated counties or States as those areas will be supporting enforcement by the Department of Homeland Security and even acting under Section 287(g) authority to arrest illegal aliens themselves.
Given the threat by California to interfere with Federal law enforcement efforts and another threat at secession, this news of the concentration of illegal aliens in States like California, and in deep Democrat counties like San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, Miami-Dade, Travis , Dallas , Cook , and Los Angeles counties make a new Operation Wetback both a necessity and a political winner for President Trump.
Democrats And Illegal Aliens Go Together
All President Trump has to do is re-deploy DHS assets, such as Border Patrol Agents, to those Democrat counties and States, and begin aggressive and public immigration enforcement actions. Already illegal aliens are in a panic. Just the threat of enforcement is causing illegal aliens to keep children home from school, not go to work and to not go out in public. If the threat of enforcement causes this much consternation among illegal aliens, just think what real and public enforcement will do! The President will also have the opportunity to do real damage to the Democrat Party by arresting and prosecuting Democrat politicians who are aiding and sheltering illegal aliens in violation of Title 8 United States Code, Section 1324.