Undocumented immigrants in the US increased 35 percent in 3 years
United States, 4th February: The number of undocumented immigrants in the US is going up despite crackdown by the US government, findings of a recent report released by Pew Hispanic Center reveal.
In the year 2010, Washington had around 230,000 undocumented immigrants which is around 35 percent higher than the numbers recorded around three years back.
This comes out to be around one in 20 workers in Washington.
The report also suggests that the number of undocumented immigrants in the US had peaked in the year 2007 to touch the figure of12 million. And these numbers have remained almost steady after 2007 despite several efforts by the US government to curb the growing number of immigrants coming to the US without having a valid US visa.
The number of undocumented immigrants in the US remained stable at around 11 million although the nation had high rate of joblessness and an extremely low rate of economic development coupled with tough regulations by Obama government.
This takes the percentage of undocumented immigrants in the US to 3.7 percent of the total US population, as per the last year’s figures. And the percentage of immigrants in the US without having valid immigration documents is 5.2 percent of the total workforce of the nation, the report findings maintain.
The proportion of undocumented immigrants coming from Mexico to the US is highest. As per the data, nearly 6.5 million immigrants (around 50 percent) without valid US immigration status are from Mexico.
Although, the efforts by the US administration in the recent years has resulted in a decline in the numbers of undocumented aliens living in the US, but the US still has them in huge numbers. The number of illegal immigrants in the four US states including New York, Colorado, Virginia and Florida went down in the years 2007 and 2010.
State lawmakers were compelled to introduce several bills to control the number of immigrants coming to the US.
Many US states including Utah, Washington and New Mexico have already made it a rule not to issue driving license to those not having valid US visa. And these efforts are certainly going to make it tough, if not impossible, for undocumented immigrants to live in the US.