Sunday, September 25, 2016

From the Pew Research Center: 5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.

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1 - There were 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. in 2014, a total unchanged from 2009 and accounting for 3.5% of the nation’s population 
2 - Mexicans made up 52% of all unauthorized immigrants in 2014, though their numbers had been declining in recent years.

3 - The number of unauthorized immigrants from nations other than Mexico grew by 325,000 since 2009, to an estimated 5.3 million in 2014.
4 - Six states accounted for 59% of unauthorized immigrants in 2014: California, Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey and Illinois. But some state populations had changed since 2009, despite the stable trend at the national level.
5 - A rising share of unauthorized immigrants have lived in the U.S. for at least a decade.

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