This is an excellent source for the under-report DECLINE of undocumented migration into the United States. "Economic, demographic and social changes in Mexico are suppressing illegal immigration as much as the poor economy or legal crackdowns in the United States."
By Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: July 2012 was officially not only the warmest July on record, but also the warmest month ever recorded for the lower 48 states, according to a report released Wednesday by scientists at the National Oceanic...
The drought footprint cover 63% of the contiguous states during the hottest month in American history. It's the hottest 12 month stretch (August 2011-July 2012) on record for the lower 48, making it the fourth consecutive month to set a new record (i.e. old record was July 2011-June 2012).The biggest difference from other hot months is the nighttime temperature have been exceptionally high. The most current drought monitor map can be found at: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu
Although English is America’s common tongue, immigrants’ efforts to learn it present challenges to institutions and individuals alike. These graphics compare regions, schools, and communities where newcomers have settled to learn and integrate.
The interactive map feature of language and the accompanying spatial patterns reveal much about the major migrational patterns in the United States.
Tags: Migration, USA, statistics, language, immigration, unit 2 population.
"Are more and more people in the western world dropping off the radar and becoming the invisible poor or is the opposite happening? We recently heard that an astounding 46 million Americans are officially below the poverty line (that's $23,050/year for a family of four according to the official sources). That number really caught our eye and as such we decided to do a little more digging to help put some more facts and figures around it. Above is a nice visualization of the results we came up with."
Refugee Blues - by WH Auden. Say this city has ten million souls, Some are living in mansions, some are living in holes: Yet there's no place for us, my dear, yet there's no place for us.
Via Christine Porschet