It has recently been reported that Mexican undocumented immigration to the United States has reached net zero, that is that amount of people leaving equals the amount of people entering. Heightened border militarization and a shaky economy have forced many immigrants reconsidering life in the U.S. Still, the net zero reality isn’t much reflected in the persistent moral panic about immigration. Does the murder of two undocumented immigrants by armed vigilantes in camouflage garb reflect an reasonable American concern about the effects immigration or perceived fear founded on racism?
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Two illegal immigrants were shot and killed last night near Eloy after being “ambushed” by an unknown number of people in camouflage getup, police say.
According to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, the call came into the Eloy Police Department around 10:30 p.m. yesterday about shots being fired at an “illegal alien smuggling load.”