5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.

By Jens Manuel Krogstad, Jeffrey S. Passel and D’Vera Cohn of Pew Research Center –

  • There were 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. in 2016.
  • The number of Mexican unauthorized immigrants declined since 2007, but the total from other nations changed little.
  • The U.S. civilian workforce includes 7.8 million unauthorized immigrants, representing a decline since 2007.
  • Six states account for 58% of unauthorized immigrants: California, Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey and Illinois.
  • A rising share of unauthorized immigrants have lived in the U.S. for more than a decade.

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Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Known as a coalition builder, he has participated in election campaigns and legislative efforts in the United States and several other countries.
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