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Who are California's immigrants without legal status?

Most immigrants in California subject to deportation have lived in the United States for at least a decade, according to the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank dedicated to the analysis of worldwide immigration.

3,165,000

Estimated immigrants living in California illegally

Most were born in Mexico or Central American countries ...

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... and nearly 1 in 9 come from an Asian country

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57% have lived in the U.S. for 10 years or more

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55% are between 25 and 44 years old

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41% are married

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40% live with their children

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44% speak English

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31% live below poverty level

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92% of youths are enrolled in school

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42% have at least a GED or have attended college

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62% are employed

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Top industries of employment

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* Recreation includes arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation, and food services. Professional includes professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services.

Source: Migration Policy Institute analysis of U.S. Census Bureau 2008-12 American Community Survey and 2008 Survey of Income and Program Participation data. Estimates may vary from other sources because the population is difficult to assess.

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