Illegal Immigration Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 9/14/2011 10:00:46 PM EST
    Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., answers questions regarding illegal immigration issues plaguing Arizona during a news conference with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, right, at his office Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Paul Connors))
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    Posted: 8/24/2011 9:55:50 AM EST
    Ed Burke, principal of Crossville Elementary School, discusses Alabama's new law against illegal immigration in Crossville, Ala., on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011. A federal judge will hold a hearing in Birmingham, Ala., on lawsuits filed by opoonents trying to block the law from taking effect on Sept. 1. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
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    Posted: 8/2/2011 11:30:51 PM EST
    In this image taken on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 Muslim immigrants hold outdoor prayers for the festival of Eid-al-Adha, outside Athens University, in central Athens . Human rights and immigrant groups have warned of a sharp rise in anti-immigrant attacks in Athens in recent months, carried out by far-right groups. In Greece, alarm is rising that the twin crises of financial meltdown and continent-leading illegal immigration are creating the conditions for a right-wing rise and the Norway massacre on Monday Aug. 1, 2011 drove authorities to beef up security measures. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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    Posted: 8/2/2011 11:30:51 PM EST
    In this image taken Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 Muslim immigrants hold outdoor prayers for the festival of Eid-al-Adha, as a poster for the extreme right group Golden Dawn, reading "No mosque in Athens Never and nowhere" is seen in the foreground, in central Athens. Human rights and immigrant groups have warned of a sharp rise in anti-immigrant attacks in Athens in recent months, carried out by far-right groups. In Greece, alarm is rising that the twin crises of financial meltdown and continent-leading illegal immigration are creating the conditions for a right-wing rise _ and the Norway massacre on Monday Aug. 1. 2011 drove authorities to beef up security measures. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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    Posted: 8/2/2011 11:30:51 PM EST
    In this image taken Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 riot police look on a residents protest against Muslim immigrants holding outdoor prayers nearby, in this picture taken in central Athens on . Human rights and immigrant groups have warned of a sharp rise in anti-immigrant attacks in Athens in recent months, carried out by far-right groups. In Greece, alarm is rising that the twin crises of financial meltdown and continent-leading illegal immigration are creating the conditions for a right-wing rise _ and the Norway massacre on Monday Aug. 1, 2011 drove authorities to beef up security measures. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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    To match Reuters Life! ARIZONA-BORDER/TOUR

    Posted: 7/9/2011 12:54:56 PM EST
    Edgar King, 82, of Tucson, Arizona takes pictures of the border while with a tour group in Nogales, Arizona July 8, 2011. After listening to a fiery national debate about the impact of illegal immigration and drug smuggling over the porous U.S.-Mexico border, retiree King figured he would make up his own mind about the issue. Photo taken July 8, 2011. To match Reuters Life! ARIZONA-BORDER/TOUR REUTERS/Laura Segall (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRAVEL SOCIETY POLITICS)
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    To match Special Report EUROPE/REFUGEES

    Posted: 6/22/2011 8:27:25 AM EST
    A Tunisian migrant displays his Italian Republic travel documents for foreigners outside the Ventimiglia train station, near the Franco-Italian border April 21, 2011. The International Organisation for Migration estimates a million people have flooded out of Libya alone since the uprisings began. The vast majority - about 98 percent - have ended up in neighbouring states like Egypt, Tunisia or Algeria. But coupled with the thousands of Tunisians who have taken advantage of looser security following the fall of president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, enough have gone north to trigger a crisis in Europe. Illegal immigration is now on track to surpass the peak hit in 2008. The IMO says about 42,000 migrants have already crossed into Italy and Malta alone, surpassing the 40,000 total for the two countries in all of 2008. The numbers piling into places such as Italy and France have taxed the resources of border police, fanned anti-immigrant sentiment from Finland to Greece and even spurred
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    To match Special Report EUROPE/REFUGEES

    Posted: 6/22/2011 8:23:49 AM EST
    People fleeing unrest in Tunisia are escorted by Guardia di Finanza police officers as they arrive at the southern Italian island of Lampedusa March 30, 2011. The International Organisation for Migration estimates a million people have flooded out of Libya alone since the uprisings began. The vast majority - about 98 percent - have ended up in neighbouring states like Egypt, Tunisia or Algeria. But coupled with the thousands of Tunisians who have taken advantage of looser security following the fall of president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, enough have gone north to trigger a crisis in Europe. Illegal immigration is now on track to surpass the peak hit in 2008. The IMO says about 42,000 migrants have already crossed into Italy and Malta alone, surpassing the 40,000 total for the two countries in all of 2008. The numbers piling into places such as Italy and France have taxed the resources of border police, fanned anti-immigrant sentiment from Finland to Greece and even spurred leaders to
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    To match Special Report EUROPE/REFUGEES

    Posted: 6/22/2011 8:20:10 AM EST
    An illegal migrant receives a meal from a food distribution centre run by an NGO close to the harbour in Calais, June 1, 2011. The International Organisation for Migration estimates a million people have flooded out of Libya alone since the uprisings began. The vast majority - about 98 percent - have ended up in neighbouring states like Egypt, Tunisia or Algeria. But coupled with the thousands of Tunisians who have taken advantage of looser security following the fall of president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, enough have gone north to trigger a crisis in Europe. Illegal immigration is now on track to surpass the peak hit in 2008. The IMO says about 42,000 migrants have already crossed into Italy and Malta alone, surpassing the 40,000 total for the two countries in all of 2008. The numbers piling into places such as Italy and France have taxed the resources of border police, fanned anti-immigrant sentiment from Finland to Greece and even spurred leaders to challenge one of the bloc's
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    To match Special Report EUROPE/REFUGEES

    Posted: 6/22/2011 8:13:51 AM EST
    An illegal Eritrean migrant washes his trousers near a food distribution centre close to the harbour in Calais, June 1, 2011. The International Organisation for Migration estimates a million people have flooded out of Libya alone since the uprisings began. The vast majority - about 98 percent - have ended up in neighbouring states like Egypt, Tunisia or Algeria. But coupled with the thousands of Tunisians who have taken advantage of looser security following the fall of president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, enough have gone north to trigger a crisis in Europe. Illegal immigration is now on track to surpass the peak hit in 2008. The IMO says about 42,000 migrants have already crossed into Italy and Malta alone, surpassing the 40,000 total for the two countries in all of 2008. The numbers piling into places such as Italy and France have taxed the resources of border police, fanned anti-immigrant sentiment from Finland to Greece and even spurred leaders to challenge one of the bloc's
  •  - Interior Minister Friedrich listens to report about illegal immigration routes to and through Germany as he visits to Federal Police force headquarters in Potsdam

    Interior Minister Friedrich listens to report about illegal immigration routes to and through Germany as he visits to Federal Police force headquarters in Potsdam

    Posted: 5/17/2011 5:19:25 AM EST
    Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich (L) listens to a report about illegal immigration routes to and through Germany as he visits to Federal Police force (Bundespolizei) headquarters in Potsdam May 17, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS)
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    Posted: 5/13/2011 2:26:06 PM EST
    FILE - In this July 20, 2010 file photo, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert speaks during a roundtable discussion on immigration reform at the Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City. Utah lawmakers passed a strict immigration law confident it wouldn?t end up in the same legal tangle as Arizona?s, but a Federal judge has blocked the law that called for police to check the immigration status of those detained for serious crimes. Other states are keeping watch as they all try to address the problem of illegal immigration without federal intervention. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Chris Detrick)
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    Posted: 5/13/2011 2:26:06 PM EST
    In this photo taken March 15, 2011, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signs into law immigration bills passed in this years legislative session, with religious, community, business and government leaders behind him in the capitol's Gold Room in Salt Lake City. Utah lawmakers passed a strict immigration law confident it wouldn?t end up in the same legal tangle as Arizona?s, but a Federal judge has blocked the law that called for police to check the immigration status of those detained for serious crimes. Other states are keeping watch as they all try to address the problem of illegal immigration without federal intervention. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Paul Fraughton) DESERET NEWS OUT; LOCAL TV OUT
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    Posted: 5/13/2011 2:26:06 PM EST
    In this photo taken March 15, 2011, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signs into law immigration bills passed in this years legislative session, with religious, community, business and government leaders behind him in the capitol's Gold Room in Salt Lake City. 14 hours after Utah lawmakers passed an immigration law that they were confident wouldn?t end up in the same legal tangle as Arizona?s, a judge ruled that they were wrong. Other states are keeping watch as they all try to address the problem of illegal immigration without federal intervention. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Paul Fraughton) DESERET NEWS OUT; LOCAL TV OUT
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    Posted: 5/13/2011 2:26:06 PM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2010 file photo, protestor John Osburn, rear, expresses his discontent as Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, R-Orem, presents his immigration bill at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Utah lawmakers passed the strict law confident it wouldn?t end up in the same legal tangle as Arizona?s, but a Federal judge has blocked the law that called for police to check the immigration status of those detained for serious crimes. Other states are keeping watch as they all try to address the problem of illegal immigration without federal intervention. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Francisco Kjolseth)
  •  - African immigrants, fleeing the unrest in Libya, wait to board a police bus after disembarking from their boat in Cirkewwa

    African immigrants, fleeing the unrest in Libya, wait to board a police bus after disembarking from their boat in Cirkewwa

    Posted: 3/29/2011 2:49:37 PM EST
    African immigrants, fleeing the unrest in Libya, wait to board a police bus after disembarking from their boat in Cirkewwa in the north of Malta March 29, 2011. A total of 281 immigrants from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan arrived in Malta on Tuesday. Malta has appealed to the international community for assistance in dealing with the current influx of illegal immigrants. In an appeal during a London meeting for international powers to discuss Libya, Maltese Foreign Minister Tonio Borg said that the international community in general and the European Union in particular could not ignore the illegal immigration problem caused by the conflict, according to local media. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi (MALTA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY) MALTA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN MALTA
  •  - African immigrants, fleeing the unrest in Libya, rest after disembarking from a boat in Cirkewwa

    African immigrants, fleeing the unrest in Libya, rest after disembarking from a boat in Cirkewwa

    Posted: 3/29/2011 2:48:37 PM EST
    African immigrants, fleeing the unrest in Libya, rest after disembarking from a boat in Cirkewwa in the north of Malta March 29, 2011. A total of 281 immigrants from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan arrived in Malta on Tuesday. Malta has appealed to the international community for assistance in dealing with the current influx of illegal immigrants. In an appeal during a London meeting for international powers to discuss Libya, Maltese Foreign Minister Tonio Borg said that the international community in general and the European Union in particular could not ignore the illegal immigration problem caused by the conflict, according to local media. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi (MALTA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY) MALTA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN MALTA
  •  - A police officer carries an immigrant child after African immigrants, fleeing the unrest in Libya, arrived in Cirkewwa

    A police officer carries an immigrant child after African immigrants, fleeing the unrest in Libya, arrived in Cirkewwa

    Posted: 3/29/2011 2:47:32 PM EST
    A police officer carries an immigrant child after African immigrants, fleeing the unrest in Libya, arrived in Cirkewwa in the north of Malta March 29, 2011. A total of 281 immigrants from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan arrived in Malta on Tuesday. Malta has appealed to the international community for assistance in dealing with the current influx of illegal immigrants. In an appeal during a London meeting for international powers to discuss Libya, Maltese Foreign Minister Tonio Borg said that the international community in general and the European Union in particular could not ignore the illegal immigration problem caused by the conflict, according to local media. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi (MALTA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY) MALTA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN MALTA
  •  - African immigrants, fleeing the unrest in Libya, wait to disembark from their boat in Cirkewwa

    African immigrants, fleeing the unrest in Libya, wait to disembark from their boat in Cirkewwa

    Posted: 3/29/2011 2:46:31 PM EST
    African immigrants, fleeing the unrest in Libya, wait to disembark from their boat in Cirkewwa in the north of Malta March 29, 2011. A total of 281 immigrants from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan arrived in Malta on Tuesday. Malta has appealed to the international community for assistance in dealing with the current influx of illegal immigrants. In an appeal during a London meeting for international powers to discuss Libya, Maltese Foreign Minister Tonio Borg said that the international community in general and the European Union in particular could not ignore the illegal immigration problem caused by the conflict, according to local media. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi (MALTA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY) MALTA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN MALTA
  •  - African immigrants, fleeing the unrest in Libya, wait to board a police bus after disembarking from their boat in Cirkewwa

    African immigrants, fleeing the unrest in Libya, wait to board a police bus after disembarking from their boat in Cirkewwa

    Posted: 3/29/2011 2:45:16 PM EST
    African immigrants, fleeing the unrest in Libya, wait to board a police bus after disembarking from their boat in Cirkewwa in the north of Malta March 29, 2011. A total of 281 immigrants from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan arrived in Malta on Tuesday. Malta has appealed to the international community for assistance in dealing with the current influx of illegal immigrants. In an appeal during a London meeting for international powers to discuss Libya, Maltese Foreign Minister Tonio Borg said that the international community in general and the European Union in particular could not ignore the illegal immigration problem caused by the conflict, according to local media. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi (MALTA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY) MALTA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN MALTA