A new report released from the Journal on Migration and Human Security concluded that in 2014 there were 10.9 million undocumented individuals living in the United States, the lowest number since 2003.
According to the report’s executive summary, “the undocumented population has been decreasing for more than a half a decade.” The report also said that “the growing naturalized citizen populations in almost every US state and the fact that, since 1980, the legally resident foreign-born population from Mexico has grown faster than the undocumented population from Mexico.”
The report contained several charts and figures to represent their findings. The following graph shows a decline in the country’s undocumented population since 2008:
This chart shows the year-by-year change since 2003. According to the graph, there have been significant decreases since 2007.
This table lists the undocumented population from 2010–2014 for the country’s top 20 states. While states like California (-1%), Florida (-9%), Illinois (-23%), and New York (-11%) and have seen significant decreases, Texas’ undocumented population has remained flat (1% increase). Besides Texas, only Virginia (7%), Michigan (12%), Colorado (1%) and Pennsylvania (4%) have seen increases.
Other charts included undocumented population data from specific countries. Here is the one about Mexico, which shows a decrease:
Finally, the report also presented undocumented data by country of origin. The only countries to see increases from 2010–2014 were El Salvador (3%), Guatemala (7%), Honduras (11%), India (7%), China (7%) and Vietnam (8%):
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