Figure A

Unauthorized immigrant population in the United States, by region of birth, 2008 (in thousands)

Region of birth Unauthorized immigrant population
Mexico 7,000
Central America 1,350
Asia (South and East) 1,300
South America 775
Europe and Canada 525
Caribbean 500
All other 300
Middle East 190
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Source: EPI replication of tabulations from augmented March 2008 Current Population Survey data in Jeffrey S. Passel and D'Vera Cohn, "Origins of Unauthorized Immigrants: A Focus on Mexico," Pew Hispanic Center, April 14, 2009

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