Illegal immigration in the United States

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Statista Dossier on illegal immigration in the United States

This dossier provides tables and graphs on illegal immigration in the United States. It offers information on the population of illegal immigrants within the U.S., the apprehension and removal of illegal immigrants, both the economic impact of illegal immigration currently and the result of total deportation, and public opinion on the topic.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Unauthorized immigrant population U.S. 1990-2017

    • U.S. border patrol: registered alien apprehensions 1990-2019

    • U.S. Number of alien removals and returns 1990-2019

    • U.S. border patrol - immigrant deaths near the southwest border 1998-2019

  • 2. Population
    • Illegal immigrants in the U.S., by state 2018

    • Origin of illegal immigrants in the U.S. 2015

    • Estimated number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. by age and sex 2015

  • 3. Apprehensions & Removals
    • U.S. border patrol: alien apprehensions, by border 2000-2019

    • U.S. number of alien removals, by criminal status 2006-2019

    • U.S. border patrol: apprehensions, by sector and gender FY 2019

    • U.S. number of aliens apprehended in the U.S., by border control program 2019

    • U.S. immigration - illegal aliens apprehended by region of origin 2019

    • U.S. share of criminal alien removals by ice 2011-2019, by area of operation

    • Number of criminal aliens removed, by crime category U.S. 2019

    • U.S. border patrol: unaccompanied alien children apprehensions 2010-2019

  • 4. Economic Effect
    • Costs associated with removing all illegal aliens from the U.S. as of 2015

    • U.S. estimated tax paid by illegal immigrants in 2014, by type of tax

    • Percentage of employed undocumented immigrants, by industry U.S. 2017

    • U.S. GDP loss with removal of all illegal immigrants as of 2016, by industry

  • 5. Public Opinion
    • Public opinion on the level of immigration into the U.S. 2001-2020

    • Public opinion on immigration as a good or bad thing in the U.S. 2019

    • American adults' views on goals of immigration policy in 2017

    • Opinion of young Americans on immigration 2019

    • Share of adults believing immigrants strengthen the country, by generation U.S. 2019

    • Public opinion on a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants U.S. 2020

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