May 1, 2010 12:01 AM

Amid fuss over illegal immigrants, they're already going home

In many places across the country, a demographic shift is underway. Illegal immigrants not only are returning to their homelands in response to more intense government scrutiny, but they're also staying there once they've returned. As word spreads that jobs are harder to come by in the U.S. because of the recession, others are deciding not to come in the first place, slowing an unprecedented flood of immigrants that's lasted more than a decade.

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