Sunday, November 23, 2014

ILLEGALS are 3.5 percent of the Population. But They are Parents to 7 Percent of K-12 Students

Even as President Obama prepares to announce his immigration executive action, the percentage of illegal immigrants in the United States has dropped. While the undocumented comprised an estimated 4 percent of the population in 2009, that number was down to 3.5 percent in 2012, according to data from Pew. The raw number was down from an estimated 12.2 million in 2009 to 11.2 million in 2012.
The reasons are mostly twofold: (1) the economic depression, which made immigrating illegally less attractive, and (2) the unprecedented deportations that have taken place during the Obama Administration -- more than 2 million, as of earlier this year.
But lest anyone think Obama's executive action won't potentially affect lots and lots of people, I bring you this:
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