The Resource Unauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States: Estimates Since 1986

Unauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States: Estimates Since 1986

Label
Unauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States: Estimates Since 1986
Title
Unauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States: Estimates Since 1986
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Estimates derived from the March Supplement of the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey (CPS) indicate that the unauthorized resident alien population (commonly referred to as illegal aliens) rose from 3.2 million in 1986 to 11.9 million in 2008. Jeffrey Passel, a demographer with the Pew Hispanic Research Center, has been involved in making these estimations since he worked at the U.S. Bureau of the Census in the 1980s. The estimated number of unauthorized aliens had dropped to 1.9 million in 1988 following passage of a 1986 law that legalized several million unauthorized aliens. Steven Camarota and Karen Jensenius of the Center for Immigration Studies use the monthly version of the CPS to estimate that the unauthorized resident alien population has fallen to 10.8 million in 2009. The estimates of unauthorized aliens peaked at an estimated 12.4-12.5 million in 2007. About 44% of unauthorized alien residents in 2008 were estimated to have entered the United States in 2000 or later. Similarly, the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) reported an estimated 11.6 million unauthorized alien residents as of January 2008, up from 8.5 million in January 2000. The OIS estimated that 61% of unauthorized alien residents were from Mexico, a percentage comparable to Passel and D'Vera Cohn's calculation of 59% from Mexico. The OIS estimated that the unauthorized resident alien population in the United States increased by 37% over the period 2000 to 2008. Research suggests that various factors have contributed to the ebb and flow of unauthorized resident aliens, and that the increase is often attributed to the "push-pull" of prosperity-fueled job opportunities in the United States in contrast to limited or nonexistent job opportunities in the sending countries. Also, many foreign nationals who would prefer to come to the United States legally resort to illegal avenues in frustration over visa delays
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DTICE
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no index present
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http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wasem, Ruth E
  • LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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  • Statistics
  • Demography
  • Illegal immigrants
  • United states
  • Estimates
  • Government and political science
  • Sociology and law
  • Statistics and probability
  • Males
  • Charts
  • Legislation
  • Law enforcement
  • Females
  • Geographic distribution
  • Frustration
  • Border security
  • Immigration
  • Delay
  • Surveys
  • Graphs
  • United states government
  • Immigration control
  • Jobs
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adult
Label
Unauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States: Estimates Since 1986
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Publication
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Congressional rept
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
17 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
  • Hein Online
  • Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)495783916
  • (OCoLC)ocn495783916
Label
Unauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States: Estimates Since 1986
Publication
Note
Congressional rept
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
17 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
  • Hein Online
  • Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)495783916
  • (OCoLC)ocn495783916

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