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A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States
Pew Hispanic Center ^ | Apr 14, 2009 | Jeffrey S. Passel & D'Vera Cohn

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at pewhispanic.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; US: Arizona; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; illegal; illegalaliens; immigration
Don't you love the term "unauthorized"?
1 posted on 04/14/2009 8:22:11 PM PDT by zaphod3000
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To: zaphod3000
But officer I was just buying some "medicine" from my "unlicensed pharmacist" on the street corner.

Somehow I don't think that would fly.

2 posted on 04/14/2009 8:25:50 PM PDT by AreaMan
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To: zaphod3000

It’s just slightly better than “undocumented.” Slightly. They’ll never bring themselves to use the correct term, “illegal aliens,” or “foreign invaders.”


3 posted on 04/14/2009 8:27:17 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: zaphod3000

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.


4 posted on 04/14/2009 8:27:22 PM PDT by messierhunter
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To: zaphod3000

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.


5 posted on 04/14/2009 8:27:26 PM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: zaphod3000
"...to live in a household with a spouse and children.

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.

6 posted on 04/14/2009 8:29:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (So Orwell was off by 25 years! So what!)
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To: RepublitarianRoger2

Beat me by 5 seconds!


7 posted on 04/14/2009 8:29:16 PM PDT by messierhunter
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To: RepublitarianRoger2

According to that c*** Andrea Mitchell, “aliens come from outer space.” She actually said that to Pat Buchanan on camera the other day.


8 posted on 04/14/2009 8:29:47 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Librerals are more dangerous to liberty than terrorists.)
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To: zaphod3000
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.

Well, isn't that precious.

9 posted on 04/14/2009 8:34:22 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("ShouldnÂ’t there be equal time for our Bill of Responsibilities?" -- Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: clintonh8r

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.


10 posted on 04/14/2009 8:37:10 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: Albion Wilde

And about 100% of emergency room patients on a Saturday night...


11 posted on 04/14/2009 8:38:28 PM PDT by frankenMonkey (www.citizendirect.org - this domain name for sale)
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To: All
Key findings:

About three-quarters (76%) of the nation’s 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 immigrants—73% in 2008—are U.S. citizens by birth.

Top employment fields:

Farming--25%

Building and landscaping maintenance--19%

Construction--17%

Food service--12%

Production--10%

Transportation--7%

The complete report can be found here.

12 posted on 04/14/2009 8:41:54 PM PDT by zaphod3000
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To: Albion Wilde; All
Yeah, but they're still a tremendous drag on the resources of schools. Kids who come from parents who don't speak English, don't read English (or Spanish, either), and who are immersed in Spanish media AREN'T going to become fluent in English! Maybe, if they're HIGHLY motivated, but it's a tough road. Meanwhile, the Feds think that every kid in the US is going to be fluent in English on grade level by 2012. Shyeah, like THAT's going to happen.
13 posted on 04/14/2009 8:45:45 PM PDT by Othniel (Kirk: Don't trust them. Don't believe them. Spock: They're dying. Kirk: LET THEM DIE.)
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To: zaphod3000; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

Ping!


14 posted on 04/14/2009 8:52:47 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil ~)
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To: zaphod3000

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 1996–2005 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


15 posted on 04/14/2009 8:54:37 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: zaphod3000

Obviously Pew is building a case for massive amnesty.

I’m sure McQueeg and is fav buttboy Pandsey Graham are sharing tingles over this.


16 posted on 04/14/2009 9:02:04 PM PDT by upchuck (I'm glad I'm old. Thus I can remember when America was a decent, moral, God fearing country.)
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To: zaphod3000
"Unauthorized immigrants"

LMAO!!!
Where do they find the sick scumbags that come up with this stuff?

17 posted on 04/14/2009 9:03:57 PM PDT by Lancey Howard (America is dead. Every man for himself.)
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To: zaphod3000
Unauthorized immigrants

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

/rant

18 posted on 04/14/2009 9:08:04 PM PDT by Regulator (Welcome to Zimbabwe! Now hand over your property)
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To: zaphod3000

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.


19 posted on 04/14/2009 9:22:53 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If Bishop D'Arcy finds out a priest is molesting kids, he will boycott the parish's Fall Supper!!!)
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To: zaphod3000

Can I make “unauthorized” income so I don’t have to claim it on my “authorized” taxes?


20 posted on 04/14/2009 9:50:25 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Sprechen sie Austrian?)
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To: zaphod3000
Those illegals. They are better than us in almost every way. Notice they don't use the word "married" but rather "couples".

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.

21 posted on 04/15/2009 3:49:31 AM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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