I'm making a new topic thread, Rumpole, because I'd like to keep up with numbers for the next four years. Report: Illegal immigrants flock to big cities; 37% of Dallas immigrants illegal
By Associated Press| Star-Telegram | February 10, 2017
SANTA ANA, Calif. - A report released Thursday estimates more than 2.5 million immigrants in the country illegally live in the metropolitan areas of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, which have pledged to fight President Donald Trump’s plans to expand deportations.
The study by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center provides a glimpse of where immigrants in the country illegally reside and regions that could be most affected by Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration.
It also underscores the challenges Trump could face in rounding up large numbers of deportees, because many areas that are home to large numbers of immigrants lacking legal papers oppose his plans.
Any actions by the new administration could also be widely felt among immigrant communities in regions such as Phoenix, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and Denver. In these areas, 37 percent of immigrants lack legal status, compared to 26 percent nationwide, the report said.
About 61 percent of immigrants in the country illegally live in 20 metropolitan areas, the report said.
The Pew report estimates there are 11.1 million immigrants in the country illegally, or 3.5 percent of the overall U.S. population.
New York led the metro areas in number of illegal immigrants, with 1.1 million, followed by Los Angeles (1 million), Houston (575,000) and Dallas-Fort Worth (475,000). Miami was fifth with 450,000 unauthorized immigrants.
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