7 charts that explain the undocumented immigrant population

November 23, 2014

President Obama’s executive order on immigration could exempt from deportation more than five million undocumented immigrants — almost half of the total undocumented population in the country, which is about 11.5 million (depending on the data you’re looking at). The population is vast and diverse, coming from different countries and living in very different proportions in different states.

We took a look at some of the demographic breakdowns of the group pulled together by the Pew Hispanic Trends Project and the Department of Homeland Security.

Washington Post

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