Advisory on Unauthorized Population Numbers from Pew Hispanic Center

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 06041414 (posted Apr. 14, 2006)"

The Pew Hispanic Center has issued an advisory on the numbers of undocumented people who would have fallen into the three classes created by the Hagel/Martinez compromise. These estimates are based on the March 2005 Current Population Survey by the Pew Hispanic Center.

According to estimates:
  • 6.7 million unauthorized migrants have been here for 5 years or more
  • 2.8 million unauthorized migrants have been here for more than 2, but less than 5, years
  • 1.6 million unauthorized migrants have been here for less than 2 years

These figures are based on the March 2005 estimate of 11.1 million undocumented immigrants. The March 2006 estimate puts the number at 11.5 to 12 million.

For a full report based on the data from the March 2005 Current Population Survey, please visit the website of the Pew Hispanic Center.

 
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