11.9 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States

According to the Pew Hispanic Center, there are an estimated 11.9 million illegal immigrants living in the United States in 2008.  8.3 million undocumented immigrants were in the US labor workforce in 2008.

California has the highest number of illegal immigrants living within the state with 2.7 million.

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  1. Source: “A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States,” Pew Hispanic Center, April 14, 2009.

    California figure: Teresa Watanabe, “Illegal immigration slowdown in California,” Los Angeles Times, April 15, 2009.

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