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Despite Trump's 'wall' fixation, Latino immigration to US has plummeted

March 03, 2019 / Tom WHEELDON

Despite US President Donald Trump’s lurid rhetoric on a "crisis" at the Mexican border, census data reveals the number of new arrivals from Latin America has fallen considerably since 2010, as the rate of immigration from Asia has taken off. Trump’s hang-up over Latin American immigration across the Mexican border reached its apogee with his February 15 announcement of a national emergency in order to circumvent Congress and "build a wall" the signature promise of his 2016 campaign. This declaration was rejected by the House of Representatives and faces a tight Senate vote.