Rep. Steve King Decries Supposed "Invasion" Of 11,000 Illegal Immigrants Per Night

November 18, 2010 4:31 pm ET

Speaking on the House floor today, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) claimed that 11,000 illegal immigrants cross into the United States every single night. That would mean that more than four million people enter the United States illegally every year. King's numbers, however, are way off. The Pew Hispanic Center estimates that approximately 500,000 illegal immigrants per year — or less than 1,400 per night — came to the United States between 2005 and 2008.

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