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Report: Majority of undocumented immigrants have been in U.S. for over a decade

"About two thirds of the 10.2 million unauthorized adult immigrants who currently live in the U.S have lived here for at least 10 years, according to a report released early this month by the Pew Hispanic Center." - TFI, Marcos Restrepo, Dec. 5, 2011 .

Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero—and Perhaps Less

"The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill. After four decades that brought 12 million current immigrants—more than half of whom came illegally—the net migration flow from Mexico to the United States has stopped—and...

Net immigration between U.S. and Mexico at a standstill, study shows

"Immigration from Mexico, the source of the largest wave of migration in history from a single nation to the United States, has ground to a virtual standstill, according to a new analysis of government data from both countries. Net migration from Mexico might actually have reversed in the...

For first time since Depression, more Mexicans leave U.S. than enter

"A four-decade tidal wave of Mexican immigration to the United States has receded, causing a historic shift in migration patterns as more Mexicans appear to be leaving the United States for Mexico than the other way around, according to a report from the Pew Hispanic Center. It looks to be...

Deportation Relief Seen As More Important Than Citizenship: Survey

"While lopsided majorities of Hispanics and Asian Americans support creating a pathway to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants, two new surveys from the Pew Research Center also show that these groups believe it is more important for unauthorized immigrants to get relief from the threat of deportation...

The Rise of Federal Immigration Crimes: Unlawful Reentry Cases Drive Growth

"While the Obama administration claims that its immigration-enforcement efforts are focused on the apprehension of dangerous criminals and terrorists, federal statistics indicate that a great deal of time, effort, and money are devoted to locking up and deporting immigrants who aren’t a threat...

Millions of Immigrants Could Apply for Citizenship, But Haven’t

More than 8 million immigrants in the U.S. are eligible to apply for citizenship, but many of them have never taken the first step toward becoming a U.S. citizen. Some cite the high cost of applying ($680 in government fees, plus the cost of a lawyer), others worry that they don’t speak English...

Share of Unauthorized Immigrant Workers in Production, Construction Jobs Falls Since 2007

"In a reflection of changes in the overall economy since the Great Recession, the U.S. unauthorized immigrant workforce now holds fewer blue-collar jobs and more white-collar ones than it did before the 2007-2009 recession, but a solid majority still works in low-skilled service, construction and...

Reverse Flow: More Mexicans Depart U.S. than Arrive

Dianne Solís, Dallas Morning News, Nov. 19, 2015 - "More Mexicans are leaving than coming to the U.S. as families reunify, are forced to reunify and for other reasons, the Pew Research Center says today in a new report. Three years ago, Pew reported zero net migration, after an extraordinary...

Who Is Eligible for DAPA? Pew Research Fact Tank Knows

Jens Manuel Krogstad, Pew Research, Jan. 19, 2016 - "The expanded programs, which include Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and an expanded DACA, were announced in November 2014 and are on hold due to the lawsuit. They could make an additional 3.9 million unauthorized immigrants eligible...