Oops: Much-touted Pew survey showing decline in illegal migration used outdated data

Oops: Much-touted Pew survey showing decline in illegal migration used outdated data

The Pew Research Center is hiding the huge new wave of low-skilled Mexican and Central American migrants that have crossed into the United States since July 2014, reports Daniel Horowitz, at Conservative Review.

If you want to know the depths of dishonesty and obfuscation the liberal elite employ in order to distort the reality on any given issue, take a look at this Pew research report on immigration from Mexico. Pew claims that migration from Mexico is down to such a point that there is net out-migration—that is to say more Mexicans in America have died or gone back home than returned.

Media outlets, from The Hill and Politico to the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal, are breathlessly promoting the headline of this report as if it reflected the truth of the moment…

The one problem? Pew was using old data from 2009-2014…

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When Breitbart asked Pew about Horowitz’s criticism, Pew downplayed the [Current Population Survey] data, but admitted the data suggested an inflow of 250,000 migrants in in the year up to September 2015.

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