Undocumented population decreases approximately 1.5 million over the last decade

edited December 2018 in Other Political Debate

A recent Pew Research Report finds that the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States declined once again in 2016. Pew estimates that 10.7 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States, down 1.5 million from its 12.2 million high in 2007.

While the number of unauthorized immigrants from Mexico continues to decrease, the number from Central America is heading in the opposite direction, obviously consistent with what we have been reading and seeing for the last several years.

Those who have lived in the United States for ten or more years continue to make up a growing share of all unauthorized migrants - up from 50% in 2010 to 66% in 2016.

I'm not sure there is much surprising in the report. However, the results will probably be eye-opening to those who don't follow immigration trends that closely and therefore is still worth sharing widely.

While cruel and counterproductive, United States border security has been one "effective" factor at reducing the undocumented population in the country.
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