miércoles, 2 de febrero de 2011

Numbers on illegal immigrants in the US

The Pew Hispanic Center has published the 2010 numbers on illegal immigration in the US. Here are some of the salient findings:

-- 11.2 million illegal immigrants in 2010 vs. 11.1 million in 2009
-- Mexicans comprise 58% of the total (6.5 million)
--The number of illegal immigrants peaked in 2007 at 12.0 million
--In 2010, about 8 million illegal immigrants were working
-- Illegals were roughly 5% of the US workforce
--350,000 babies were born to families with at least 1 illegal parent
--That's 8% of all newborns in the US
--2/3 of the illegal parents of newborns had been in the US at least 5 years
--The number of newborns was basically unchanged from 2009
-- About 400,000 people were deported each year in 2009 and 2010

For more information, see the report at http://pewhispanic.org/

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