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Tags: Immigration | illegal immigration | michigan | figures

Illegal Immigration Figures in Michigan

By    |   Monday, 05 October 2015 07:36 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 Michigan.

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 Michigan 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 Michigan:
  • Was estimated at 120,000 illegal residents
  • Made up 1.2 percent of the Michigan's total population
  • Accounted for 18 percent of all immigrants in Michigan
  • Was responsible for 1.9 percent — children born to parents who were unauthorized residents — of all K-12 students
  • Comprised 1.6 percent of the state's workforce
  • Originated largely from Mexico: 36 percent of illegal residents in Michigan are of Mexican descent
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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 Michigan.
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