Study: Undocumented Immigration May Be Rising in Texas

While several other states have seen recent decreases in the number of undocumented immigrants residing within their borders, figures for Texas have remained the same or have possibly increased, a new report says.

Data from the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project shows that of the six states with the largest number of “unauthorized” immigrants — Texas, California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey and New York — Texas was the only state that didn’t witness the significant dip in population totals that took place a few years ago. From 2007 to 2009, the unauthorized immigrant population fell from an estimated ...

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