Here are five facts about the unauthorized immigrant population in the U.S.1 There were 10.5 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. in 2017, representing 3.2% of the total U.S. population that year. Try our email course on immigration Learn about U.S. immigration through five short lessons delivered to your inbox every other day. In five states, the unauthorized immigrant population rose over the same period: Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Dakota and South Dakota. 5 A rising share of unauthorized immigrants have lived in the U.S. for more than a decade. In 2017, unauthorized immigrant adults had lived in the U.S. for a median of 15.1 years, meaning that half had been in the country at least that long.
Source: The North Africa Journal June 12, 2019 19:07 UTC