ReportsJune 14, 2005

Unauthorized Migrants: Numbers and Characteristics

Most of the unauthorized population lives in families, a quarter has at least some college education and illegal workers can be found in many sectors of the US economy.

ReportsMarch 21, 2005

Estimates of the Size and Characteristics of the Undocumented Population

The undocumented population of the US now numbers nearly 11 million people, including more than 6 million Mexicans according to new estimates based on the most recent official data available.

ReportsJanuary 7, 2004

Immigration Data Excerpts

In light of President George W. Bush's January 7, 2004 announcement of a new immigration initiative, the Pew Hispanic Center provided information about attitudes towards immigrant and immigration policy, and estimates of the size of the undocumented population in the United States. Sources for the data are the National Survey of Latinos, conducted in 2002 jointly by the Pew Hispanic Center and the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Center's March 2002 report entitled “How Many Undocumented: The Numbers Behind the U.S.-Mexico Migration Talk.”

ReportsMarch 21, 2002

How Many Undocumented

The Numbers Behind The U.S.-Mexico Migration Talks

ReportsMarch 21, 2002

Guest Workers

New Solution, New Problem?

ReportsJanuary 24, 2002

Estimates of Numbers of Unauthorized Migrants Residing In the United States

The Total, Mexican, and Non-Mexican Central American Unauthorized Populations in Mid-2001