|2010||387,242||476,405||863,647||New Haven, CT (862,477)|
|2009||395,165||586,164||981,329||Tucson, AZ (980,263)|
|2008||359,795||811,263||1,171,058||New Orleans, LA (1,167,764)|
|2007||319,382||891,390||1,210,772||Hartford, CT (1,212,381)|
|2005||246,431||1,096,920||1,343,351||Jacksonville, FL (1,345,596)|
|2003||211,098||945,294||1,156,392||Buffalo, NY (1,135,509)|
|2002||165,168||1,012,116||1,177,284||Raleigh, NC (1,130,490)|
|2001||189,026||1,349,371||1,538,397||Milwaukee, WI (1,555,908)|
|2000||188,467||1,675,876||1,864,343||West Virginia (1,852,994)|
|1999||183,114||1,574,863||1,757,977||Charlotte, NC (1,758,038)|
|1998||174,813||1,570,127||1,744,940||Indianapolis, IN (1,756,241)|
|1996||69,680||1,573,428||1,643,108||Virginia Beach, VA (1,671,683)|
Now I'm aware that these people are by definition illegals, and many of them illegal for good reason. At the same time, many are not. Many of these people are business owners who would be employing Americans right now if we hadn't kicked them out of the country. Even those that aren't business owners would be creating jobs by increasing demand.
If there is anyone reading this who believes we really are better for having deported more than 20 million people over the last 15 years, answer me this. Why stop there? If deporting 863,000 people in 2010 was good for our economy and our country, why not also deport the 862,000 in New Haven? If deporting almost a million immigrants creates jobs for Americans, wouldn't deporting almost a million Connecticuters have the same effect?