National Affairs: Contraband Aliens

Official figures on immigration do not tell the whole story, however. The business of smuggling aliens into the country is proceeding at an alarming rate. Estimates of the number gaining illegitimate entry is from 100 to 1,000 a day—or between 36,500 and 365,000 a year. The number of aliens deported last year was 4,366, a small fraction of either number.

It is obvious, therefore, that although only 358,000 immigrants arrive officially, the actual number is considerably greater, and Southern Europeans and Mexicans are probably arriving in...

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