Skip to comments.A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States
Posted on 04/14/2009 8:22:11 PM PDT by zaphod3000
Unauthorized immigrants living in the United States are more geographically dispersed than in the past and are more likely than either U.S. born residents or legal immigrants to live in a household with a spouse and children. In addition, a growing share of the children of unauthorized immigrant parents--73%--were born in this country and are U.S. citizens.
These are among the key findings of a new analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center, which builds on previous work estimating the size and growth of the U.S. unauthorized immigrant population. A 2008 report by the Center estimated that 11.9 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the United States; it concluded that the undocumented immigrant population grew rapidly from 1990 to 2006 but has since stabilized. In this new analysis, the Center estimates that the rapid growth of unauthorized immigrant workers also has halted; it finds that there were 8.3 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. labor force in March 2008.
Based on March 2008 data collected by the Census Bureau, the Center estimates that unauthorized immigrants are 4% of the nation's population and account for 5.4% of its workforce. Their children, both those who are unauthorized immigrants themselves and those who are U.S. citizens, make up 6.8% of the students enrolled in the nation's elementary and secondary schools.
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Somehow I don't think that would fly.
It’s just slightly better than “undocumented.” Slightly. They’ll never bring themselves to use the correct term, “illegal aliens,” or “foreign invaders.”
What happened to “undocumented workers”? Unauthorized makes it sound like they don’t belong here... and they don’t. I guess there was too much backlash so they slightly stiffened their PC terminology. Their posturing is so transparent to anyone paying attention though.
Pew just keeps pushing this crap down our throats. I am sick of paying taxes to provide ENDLESS benefits to invaders.
Obama is bankrupting the country and Dept of HS is sending memos to all police chiefs that people who actually pay taxes are potential “terrorists.”
I knew this was going to be very very bad but each day they keep upping the rhetoric and hate.
When are we all going to get smart and cancel our TV subscriptiosn to bankrupot the TV newsmedia. We nailed the newspapers and they are almost dead.
I don't do surveys or studies. However, since I'm down here where the rubber meets the road, I have to call BS on this statement. That's a blatant lie.
Beat me by 5 seconds!
According to that c*** Andrea Mitchell, “aliens come from outer space.” She actually said that to Pat Buchanan on camera the other day.
Well, isn't that precious.
The word’s etymology dates back to ancient Latin. Somehow I don’t think they were talking about space aliens when they originated that word.
The very first, primary definitions of “alien” in The Free Dictionary are:
Adjective: “Owing political allegiance to another country or government”
Noun: “An unnaturalized foreign resident of a country.”
You don’t get to outer space until noun definition #4.
And about 100% of emergency room patients on a Saturday night...
About three-quarters (76%) of the nations unauthorized immigrant population are Hispanics. The majority of undocumented immigrants (59%) are from Mexico, numbering 7 million. Significant regional sources of unauthorized immigrants include Asia (11%), Central America (11%), South America (7%), the Caribbean (4%) and the Middle East (less than 2%).
Total US population: 11.9 million, with a range of 11.4-12.4 million
California: 2.7 million, range 2.5-2.9 million
Texas: 1.45 million, range 1.3-2.45 million
Florida: 1.05 million, range .9-1.1 million
New York: 925 thousand, ramge 800 thousand to 1.0 million
New Jersey: 550 thousand, range 500-600 thousand
Other top ten states: Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, Virginia
Nearly half of unauthorized immigrant households (47%) consist of a couple with children. That is a greater share than for households of U.S.-born residents (21%) or legal immigrants (35%). This difference stems in large part from the relatively youthful composition of the unauthorized immigrant population. Most children of unauthorized immigrants73% in 2008are U.S. citizens by birth.
Top employment fields:
Building and landscaping maintenance--19%
The complete report can be found here.
I think these number are way off. Jeffrey Passel is one of the biggest open borders proponents in the country. James Walsh, former Assistant General Counsel at INS, writes, “My estimate of 38 million illegal aliens residing in the United States is calculated, however, using a conservative annual rate of entry (allowing for deaths and returns to their homelands) of three illegal aliens entering the United States for each one apprehended. My estimate includes apprehensions at the Southern Border (by far, the majority), at the Northern Border, along the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico coasts, and at seaports and airports. Taking the DHS average of 1.2 million apprehensions per year and multiplying it by 3 comes to 3.6 million illegal entries per year; then multiplying that number by 10 for the 19962005 period, my calculations come to 36 million illegal entries into the United States. Add to this the approximately 2 million visa overstays during the same period, and the total is 38 million illegal aliens currently in the United States.” His entire article, which is worth the read, is here: http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_17_4/tsc_17_4_walsh.shtml
Obviously Pew is building a case for massive amnesty.
I’m sure McQueeg and is fav buttboy Pandsey Graham are sharing tingles over this.
Where do they find the sick scumbags that come up with this stuff?
Just remember, to resist would be racist
And anyone who wants to come here has a right to do so
We have no right to stop any of them
We are all Eeemeeegrunts
I will not vote for anyone who does not vigorously campaign for the repeal of the ridiculous “anchor baby” law. It is NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT required by the Fourteenth Amendment.
Can I make “unauthorized” income so I don’t have to claim it on my “authorized” taxes?
The caption under the image says, "Couples may be married or cohabitating"
Are we really to believe that only 21% of American children are living with a "couple"?
That is a greater share than for households of U.S.-born residents (21%) or legal immigrants (35%). This difference stems in large part from the relatively youthful composition of the unauthorized immigrant population.
"Youthful"? Getting pregnant young is the first priority of illegal girls coming here.
We used to have a pool when a girl came to where I worked. It was obvious she was illegal. Invariably she would be pregnant within six months.