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