Summary of Pew Hispanic Center’s, “Unauthorized Residents: Length of Residency, Patterns of Parenthood” http://www.pewhispanic.org/files/2011/12/Unauthorized-Characteristics.pdf
Share of long-term unauthorized residence has increased whereas short-term has decreased. <ul><li>Because Mexican immigrants are younger (mean age of 36.2) and more likely to be in child-baring/rearing years </li></ul>
<ul><li>A b out 5 million unauthorized adult immigrants (49%) are in families with minor children. </li></ul><ul><li>About 1 million unauthorized immigrants are children. </li></ul><ul><li>4.5 million people under 18 born in the US to at least one unauthorized parent. </li></ul><ul><li>Unauthorized children have decreased since 2005 but children with unauthorized parents have doubled since 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>9 million people in m i xed status families (at least 1 unauthorized family member & at least 1 US born child). </li></ul><ul><li>400,000 unauthorized immigrant children with US-born siblings </li></ul><ul><li>Public opinion : 72% of all Americans support a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants who pass background checks, have jobs, and pay fines. </li></ul>
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