Indians constitute four per cent of the total illegal immigrants living in the U.S, a country where the overall unauthorised immigrant population has remained unchanged since 2009, a latest report has said.
According to a report by Pew Research, more than 450,000 unauthorised Indian immigrants live in the U.S, constituting four per cent of the total illegal immigrants in the country. The estimated figures are of the year 2012, the report said. There was considerable decline in the number of illegal immigrants from Mexico between 2009 and 2012, but the overall number of 11.2 million unauthorised immigrants living in the U.S in 2012, remained unchanged from 2009.
While the Indian illegal immigrants comprise second largest population in Indiana with 4%, the percentages in other states were Michigan (14%), Minnesota (nine%), New Jersey (11%), Ohio (11%), Pennsylvania (11%) and Washington (five%), the report said. Indians were the third largest unauthorised immigrants in Alaska (4%), Arizona (2%), Delaware (7%), Illinois (5%), Kansas (5%), Massachusetts (10%), Missouri (9%)and Oregon (2%).
Although the U.S population of unauthorised immigrants was stable from 2009 to 2012, the number of Mexicans in this population fell by about half a million people during those years.