10.7 Million Unauthorized Immigrants Living In The U.S. In 2016, Down From A Peak Of 12.2 Million In 2007; Half Of Unauthorized Immigrants In U.S. Are From Mexico

 In Immigration   Last Updated: December 1, 2018

There were 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in 2016, down from a peak of 12.2 million in 2007.”  2016 levels are the lowest since 2004, and this downward trend has been driven by a decline of 1.5 million less unauthorized immigrants from Mexico from 2007 to 2016.

Half of all unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. are from Mexico.

In addition, “the U.S. civilian workforce included 8 million unauthorized immigrants in 2014, accounting for 5% of those who were working or were unemployed and looking for work”.

Approximately 66% of all unauthorized immigrants have lived in the United States for 10 or more years.

SOURCE: Pew Research Center (See Below Citations)



Krogstad, Jens Manuel, Jeffrey S. Passel, and D’Vera Cohn. “5 Facts about Illegal Immigration in the U.S.Pew Research Center. N.p., 03 Nov. 2016. Web. 11 Apr. 2017.



Jeffrey Passel and D'Vera Cohn. "U.S. Unauthorized Immigrant Total Dips to Lowest Level in a Decade." Hispanic Trends. Pew Research Center, 27 November 2018. Web. 01 December 2018.
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