Jeff Passel, senior demographer at the Pew Research Center [Politifact]
Our latest report on Hispanic life finds that nearly two-thirds of the 5.4 million legal immigrants from Mexico who are eligible to become citizens of the United States have not yet taken that step.
D’Vera Cohn, senior writer at the Pew Research Center’s Social and Demographic Trends Project. [Star Tribune]
Read the latest report on second-generation immigrants: who they are, how they live, and what they believe.
JUST RELEASED: A Nation of Immigrants: A Portrait of the 40 Million, Including 11 Million Unauthorized
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.