Thursday, January 24, 2008

Illegal Immigrant Stats

Gene Cafarelli

The following information continues my effort to disseminate data re illegal immigration. I hope you will find this useful in discussions with friends, and writing to our elected officials and the media.

Center for Immigration Studies
Based on figures from March, 2007

* The immigrant population - both legal & illegal - hit a record 37.9 million in 2007.
* Immigrants account for 1 in 8 U.S. Residents, the highest in 80 years.
* Nearly 33% of immigrants are illegal - 50% are Mexican & Central American and 33% are South Americans.
* Since 2000, 10.3 million immigrants have arrived - the highest 7-year period in U.S. History. More than 50% of those (5.6 M) are illegal.
* Of adult immigrants, 31% have no High School Diploma.
* 33% of immigrant heads of household use at least one welfare program – among Mexican immigrants, the largest group, 51% use at least one welfare program.
* The poverty rate for immigrants & their U.S. born children under 18 is 17%; nearly 50% higher than the rate for natives & their children.
* 34% of immigrants lack health insurance, compared to 13% of natives. Immigrants and their U.S. born children account for 71% of the increase of the uninsured since 1989.
* Immigration accounts for virtually all of the national increase in public school enrollment over the past 20 years. In 2007, there were 10.8 million school-age children from immigrant families in the United States.

My Analysis

12.63 million Illegals
6.31 million illegals from Mexico
3 million uninsured illegals
3 million heads of household receiving welfare
2 million according to Secy Chertoff must be deported for criminality

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