Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Si Se Puede!… One in Ten LA County Residents In the US Illegally

The really sad news is...none of this is surprising.  It's not shocking.  It's not amazing.

One in ten Los Angeles County residents are in the United States illegally. It’s not clear how many of them receive benefits.

LA Now reported, via American Survival Guide.
One in 10 Los Angeles County residents is an immigrant living in the country illegally, according to a study released Tuesday by the USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration.

Many of those immigrants have been in the country for more than a decade and are the parents of children who are American citizens, the study found. One in five children in Los Angeles County has at least one parent who is in the country without proper documentation.

One in four of the estimated 11 million people said to be in the United States without legal authorization lives in California. Statewide, the study estimates that about 7% of residents, or more than 2.6 million people, are in the country illegally.

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