Yeah right, 10.5 million. More like 25 million. Does the Administration think that people are that stupid? We've been invaded on a scale unimaginable. It's time to deport people and penalize companies that employ illegals. We need to send a message that our laws, our soveriegnty, and our border needs to be respected. I have no problem with an increase in LEGAL immigration. My issue is with un-documented, illegal immigration. It costs Joe Taxpayer money, as illegals are always poor, and there fore drain social resources. Feds Estimate 10.5M Illegal Immigrants 08/18/2006 11:17:53 By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - An estimated 10.5 million illegal immigrants were living in the United States in 2005, the federal government said in a report Friday. That's up from an estimated 8.5 million living in the country in 2000, according to calculations by the Office of Immigration Statistics in the Department of Homeland Security. The office said that with a national average rate of growth of 408,000, the illegal immigrant population is probably about 11 million this year. In March, the Pew Hispanic Center used Census Bureau data to estimate that the United States had 11.1 million illegal immigrants in March 2005. The center used monthly population estimates to project a current total of 11.5 million to 12 million.