Comment: Pew Undocumented Immigrants Potrait

Pew Research Center released a report "Unauthorized Immigrants: Who they are and what the public thinks"


It has several interesting findings:


  • Since 2007 the undocumented population in the US has been shrinking.

  • In 2012, Foreign-born population in US is 42.5 million or 13.5% of US residents.

  • Undocumented immigrants comprise of 5% of the labor force in 2012

  • Mexican undocumented immigrant population fell almost 15% from 2007 to 2012 due to decreased arrivals and increased departures.

  • 70% of Americans support a path to legal status for the undocumented.

  • Obama administration deported more than 2 million undocumented immigrants since Obama took office and deported a record 438,421 immigrants in fiscal 2013.



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Chapter 10: Haiti

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Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks

Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations

Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors

Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions

Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking

Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites

Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs)

Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces

Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions

Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment


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