Monday, August 25, 2014
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.