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Memo to Rick Scott: Illegal immigration down in FL

The non-partisan Pew Hispanic Center reports today that the flow of illegal immigrants into the U.S. was nearly two-thirds smaller between 2007 and 2009 than it was between 2000 and 2005.

That means there are 8 percent fewer illegals in the U.S., down to 11.1 million in 2009, which the report calls "the first significant reversal in the growth of this population over two decades."

In Florida, the number of undocumented workers shrank from 1.05 million in 2008 to 675,000 in 2009.

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