Unauthorized Immigration population
- As of 2007, 6.5 million unauthorized residents are from Mexico, which is more than half of the USA’s total illegal population. But by 2014, the unauthorized immigrants have decreased to 5.8 million, and there is an increase in legal residents than undocumented migrants from Mexico.
- In 2014, 42 percent of illegal immigrants (4.4 million) are visa overstayers. Between 2007 through 2014, 600,000 people were visa overstayers. According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of the USA, the visas overstayers are from Mexico, Germany, and Canada.
- Most illegal immigrants reside majorly in six states. As of 2014, it was recorded that 21 percent of the immigrants live in California, while 15 percent reside in Texas, 8 percent in Florida, 7 percent in New York, 5 percent in New Jersey, and 4 percent in Illinois.
- Most illegal immigrants stay in the United States for an average length of 13.6 years. By 2014, 66 percent of the immigrants stayed in the United States for a minimum of 10 years.
- Over 3 million illegal migrants are qualified to have a green card, but they can’t adjust their status to get it and are not ready to face lengthy bars for 3 or 10 years which was introduced in 1996.
- Over 7 million unauthorized immigrants lived with documented immigrants or native-born citizens. 9.6 million adults and 5.9 million children in the U.S. were confirmed to have at least an undocumented immigrant living with them.
- In 2015, 7 million illegal immigrants represented the labor force. Anyway, this is only 3.5 percent of the USA population.
- In 2013, it was estimated that 267,000 LGBT are illegal immigrants living in the USA and are primarily male. Almost 71 percent of the LGBT illegal migrant adults are Hispanic, while 15 percent are from Asia or Pacific island.
- DACA, which means Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was introduced by the Obama administration in 2012. This was to help secure work permits for 752,000 immigrants and also protect them from being deported. By 2016, almost half of the illegal immigrants were eligible to apply for a job in 2012 out of 1.7 million people.
- The Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) was an initiative which gives illegal migrants work permit and also ensure they are not deported. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court ruled against DACA. An injunction to lift it has not been issued by the federal district court in Texas or affirmed by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The DACA initiative should have shielded 3.5 million illegal immigrants from being deported and permitted them to work legally.
Neda Zaman Esq.
Immigration Attorney in Encino, Los Angeles
Services in English, Farsi, Arabic, Armenian, Turkish
Address: 16633 Ventura Blvd suite 510, Encino, CA 91436
Phone: +1(310)855-0992 | +1(818)290-3625