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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Roughly Half Of All Illegal Immigrants Live In these 10 Metro Areas

As Trump gets set to ramp up pressure on so-called "sanctuary cities", and sanctuary states in the case of California, here is a look at where the majority of illegal immigrants in the United States are currently residing. Per data from the Pew Research Center,approximately 60% of all illegal immigrants live in just 20 metropolitan areas across the country.

Most of the United States’ 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants live in just 20 major metropolitan areas, with the largest populations in New York, Los Angeles and Houston, according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on government data.

The analysis shows that the nation’s unauthorized immigrant population is highly concentrated, more so than the U.S. population overall. In 2014, the 20 metro areas with most unauthorized immigrants were home to 6.8 million of them, or 61% of the estimated nationwide total. By contrast, only 36% of the total U.S. population lived in those metro areas.

By far the biggest unauthorized immigrant populations were in the New York and Los Angeles metro areas (1.2 million and 1 million, respectively). No other metro area approached a million. Among the top 20 areas, the smallest unauthorized immigrant populations included Orlando (110,000) and Austin (100,000).



Anonymous said...

They need to lock up employers

Anonymous said...

Bye-Bye federal funds. President Trump has already asked all federal agencies to give an accounting of all the moneys given to these sanctuary areas. Federal law clearly states no one is to receive federal funds including funds in the form of grants if they do not abide by all federal laws.
What I would advise to all who agree with sanctuary cities is to immediately start writing checks to the cities to cover what they will be losing from the feds.