According to Pew Research Center, there are approximately 10.7 million illegal immigrants residing in the United States. The majority of illegal immigrants live in just six states: California (2.2 million), Texas (!.6 million), Florida (775,000), New York (725,000), New Jersey (475,000), and Illinois (400,000).
In the United States, 24% of all immigrants are residing in the country illegally, with the highest ratio being in both Nebraska and Arkansas at 41%. However, illegal immigrants only make up about 3.3% of the nation’s population, with the highest percentages in Nevada (7.1%), Texas (5.7%), and California (5.6%).
Mexicans account for 51% of all illegal immigrants in the United States. This percentage is the highest in New Mexico (91%), Idaho (79%), and Arizona (78%). In Nevada, over 20% of K-12 students are residing in the United States illegally. Texas and California follow at 13.3%. However, this percentage falls to 7.6% nationally.
Between 2007 and 2016, only three states experienced a net increase in their illegal immigrants population: Maryland, Massachusetts, and Louisiana. Surprisingly, the research institute estimates that the United States lost a net total of 1.5 million illegal immigrants during this timeframe, with California experiencing a decline of 550,000.
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