Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

MPI Brief Offers Demographic, Socioeconomic Profile of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States

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"How to treat the nation’s estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants is a key component of the comprehensive immigration reform debate underway in Congress. The population’s characteristics, including income levels, workforce participation rates, English language proficiency, and health care coverage, are important factors in designing the legislation and successfully implementing it, if enacted.

A new Migration Policy Institute issue brief, A Demographic, Socioeconomic, and Health Coverage Profile of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States, provides data about unauthorized immigrants in the United States. The brief draws on an innovative new methodology developed by demographers at The Pennsylvania State University’s Population Research Institute and their analysis of the Census