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Immigration Reform Picture Not Complete Unless It Includes the Face of Women

President Obama recently announced that immigration reform will be a top priority in his second term. As comprehensive immigration reform begins to take shape at long last, it is imperative that we see the face of immigrants for who they really are. According to a Pew Hispanic Research study released this spring, total illegal immigration from Mexico has drastically fallen, but 46% of immigrants still coming from Mexico are women. This data flies in the face of traditional stereotypes of migrants who cross the border in droves. The picture of a wave of single males flooding the border for work is outdated and inaccurate.

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