Washington Examiner: Most illegal immigrants in U.S. are from Mexico


Illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central America comprise the majority of illegal immigrants in the U.S., according to a new report from the Migration Policy Institute.

The Washington Examiner has the story:

The new report said that no other region came close to Latin America for delivering illegal immigrants into the U.S.

“Mexico and Central America accounted for most unauthorized immigrants in the United States as of 2010-14, with MPI estimating their totals at about 7.9 million (71 percent of the overall unauthorized population). About 1.5 million (13 percent) were from Asia; 673,000 (6 percent) from South America; 432,000 (4 percent) from Europe, Canada, or Oceania; 353,000 (3 percent) from Africa; and 232,000 (2 percent) from the Caribbean,” it said.

“The top five countries of birth for unauthorized immigrants were Mexico (56 percent), Guatemala (7 percent), El Salvador (4 percent), Honduras (3 percent), and China (2 percent),” added the analysis.

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