97 percent: The number of jurisdictions in the country where the immigration enforcement program Secure Communities has been implemented. The program, started in 2008, asks local law enforcement to share the fingerprints of arrestees with federal immigration authorities, who then check the prints against a database to determine if the person may be in the country illegally. Some cities and states have pushed back against Secure Communities, and in December, California Attorney General Kamala Harris told law enforcement agencies in her state that they did not need to compile with requests to hold arrestees for federal immigration authorities.
608: The number of beds in a new immigration detention center that could set a trend for such facilities. The detention center, in Karnes County, Texas, tries to minimize the penal aspect of immigration detention by giving detainees free movement for much of the day and replacing armed guards with unarmed "resident advisors." The complex has a gym, computers with Internet access and cable television.
Still, activists say federal immigration authorities haven't done enough in the realm of detention reform. In November, a coalition of activists called for the government to close what they called the 10 worst detention centers in the country. Jared Polis, a Democratic congressman from Colorado, joined them: "It's very important to shine light on the terrible state of our immigration detention system in this country," said Polis (D-Colo.), who called current conditions a "deprivation of dignity."
0: The level of net migration from Mexico, according an April report by the Pew Hispanic Center. The report found that migration from Mexico has fallen to net zero, and may be moving in reverse. That means more Mexican immigrants may be leaving than are coming in. Why? The poor economy, increased enforcement, a declining Mexican birth rate and a growing middle class in Mexico.
92: The number of days that evangelicals are giving Obama to introduce his own immigration reform bill during his second term in office. The support from the Evangelical Immigration Table, which represents more than 100,000 churches, shows the varied mix of groups who want to see the nation's immigration system revamped, and religious groups are joining forces with business leaders and conservative power brokers like Grover Norquist. The timeline -- 92 days -- comes from the amount of times the word "ger," Hebrew for immigrant, appears in the Bible.