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Illegal Immigration Figures in Iowa

By    |   Tuesday, 06 Oct 2015 01:24 PM

While illegal immigration has been a frequent subject of national debate, it's worth taking a look how each state is impacted individually by illegal immigration. Here's a behind-the-numbers look at how illegal immigration has impacted Iowa.

According to research into U.S. census data by the Pew Research Center
, 14 states saw a dip in illegal immigrant populations from 2009 to 2012. In 2012, those illegal immigrants numbered about 3.5 percent of the total U.S. population — 11. 2 million — of close to 316 million people, Pew noted. Additionally, those illegals marked 26 percent of the 42.5 million U.S. residents who were foreign-born.

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Figures from Iowa remained relatively static through that period as no significant changes were recorded.

Data from the Pew Research Center found in 2012 that illegal immigration in Iowa:
  • Was estimated at 40,000 illegal residents
  • Made up 1.4 percent of the Iowa's total population
  • Accounted for 30 percent of all immigrants in Iowa
  • Was responsible for 2.7 percent — children born to parents who were unauthorized residents — of all K-12 students
  • Comprised 2 percent of the state's workforce
  • Was mostly of Mexican descent: 65 percent of those illegal residents in Iowa originated from Mexico
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While illegal immigration has been a frequent subject of national debate, it's worth taking a look how each state is impacted individually by illegal immigration. Here's a behind-the-numbers look at how illegal immigration has impacted Iowa.
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