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Department of Homeland Security Publishes Report on Unauthorized Foreign Nationals

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has completed a report regarding unauthorized foreign nationals in the U.S. in 2009. In it, the DHS states that the unauthorized immigrant population decreased from 11.6 million (in January 2008) to 10.8 million (in January 2009). It also states that the unauthorized immigrant population grew 27% overall from 2000 to 2009. In addition, the DHS points out that of all unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in 2009, 63% entered before the year 2000 and 62% were from Mexico. To read the entire report, please see this link: http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/ois_ill_pe_2009.pdf.