Monday, August 25, 2014

Seven Reasons that the Undocumented are Rooted in America

Immigration Impact reports on the roots of undocumnted immigrants in the United States.  Data from the Census Bureau and other sources paint a relatively detailed portrait of the unauthorized population and reveal the extent to which most unauthorized immigrants have roots in U.S. society. According to a new fact sheet from the American Immigration Council that summarizes this data:

Unauthorized immigrants account for roughly 1-in-20 workers in the United States.

Three-fifths of unauthorized immigrants have been in the United States for more than a decade.

Nearly half of adult unauthorized immigrants live in households with children under the age of 18.

Approximately 1 million unauthorized immigrants are children.

Roughly 4.5 million native-born U.S.-citizen children have at least one unauthorized parent.

Nearly half of longtime unauthorized immigrant households are homeowners.

Approximately two-fifths of unauthorized immigrant adults attend religious services every week.


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