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, estimates from the DAPA and DACA programs, as well as public opinion on the topic.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Unauthorized immigrant population U.S. 1990-2014

    • U.S. border patrol: registered alien apprehensions 1990-2017

    • U.S. Number of alien removals and returns 2000-2016

    • U.S. border patrol - immigrant deaths near the southwest border 1998-2017

  • 2. Population
    • Illegal immigrants in the U.S., by state 2014

    • Origin of illegal immigrants in the U.S. 2012

    • Estimated number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. 2012, by age and sex

  • 3. Apprehensions & Removals
    • U.S. border patrol: alien apprehensions, by border 2000-2017

    • U.S. number of alien removals, by criminal status 2006-2016

    • U.S. border patrol: apprehenions in FY 2017, by sector and gender

    • U.S. number of aliens apprehended in the U.S. in 2016, by border control program

    • Number of aliens apprehended in the U.S. in 2016, by region of origin

    • U.S. share of criminal alien removals by ice 2011-2016, by area of operation

    • Number of criminal aliens removed from the U.S. in 2015, by crime category

    • U.S. border patrol: unaccompanied alien children apprehensions 2010-2017

  • 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 2013, by type of tax

    • Percentage of employed undocumented immigrants in the U.S. in 2012, by Industry

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

    • U.S. Healthcare expenditure, by citizenship status

    • U.S. population receiving uncompensated care 2000-2009, by citizenship status

  • 5. DACA & DAPA
    • U.S. Top 10 origin countries of DACA eligible population 2016

    • U.S. top 10 states with DAPA eligible populations 2009 to 2013

    • U.S. accepted DACA requests 2012-2017

    • U.S. share of illegal immigrant population eligible for DAPA or DACA 2015

  • 6. Public Opinion
    • American adults' views on goals of immigration policy in 2017

    • Opinion of U.S. millennials on immigration 2016

    • U.S. share of adults believing immigrants strengthen the country 2016, by generation

    • Public opinion on a path to legal status for illegal immigrants in the U.S. 2014

    • Public opinion on increased deportation of illegal immigrants in the U.S. 2014

  • Language: English
  • Released: February 2017
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