JUST RELEASED: A Nation of Immigrants: A Portrait of the 40 Million, Including 11 Million Unauthorized

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Just released: A new analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center

The nation’s total immigrant population reached a record 40.4 million in 2011. The number of unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. also grew during the last decade, rising from 8.4 million in 2000 to 11.1 million in 2011. However, this population peaked at 12 million in 2007, then fell to 11.1 million in 2009. It has remained at that level through 2011.