Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Illegal immigrants in each district

Via ImmigrationProf Blog: A new study estimating the number of illegal immigrants per congressional district. Its key findings:

In 2005, undocumented immigrants accounted for about 10 percent or more of the total population in only 27 (or roughly 6 percent) of the 435 congressional districts.

Conversely, undocumented immigrants comprised about 5 percent or less of the population in more than half (or 232) of all congressional districts in 2005.

Between 2000 and 2005, the undocumented population of 107 districts doubled, although most of these districts had relatively few undocumented immigrants to begin with.

More strikingly, 39 districts experienced either a decline or no change in their undocumented population between 2000 and 2005. Many of these districts had been major destinations for new arrivals in the past, but are becoming less so as immigrants move to other parts of the country.

There’s not much analysis, but it’s interesting nonetheless. Even though there may be only 27 districts where illegal immigrants comprise 10% of more of the population, there are many where the percentage growth has been quite high.

I see that in my own district, illegal immigrants are 3.6% of the total population, and the total number has doubled since 2000. My representative is Sue Myrick, a Republican who is running almost entirely on this issue. Unfortunately, she is also considered a shoo-in to win handily over Bill Glass.


  © Blogger templates The Professional Template by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008

Back to TOP