Illinois’ Undocumented Immigrants
February 5, 2014 | Grantee Publications | Migration
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A report by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights provides a rare statistical portrait of undocumented immigrants in Illinois. The MacArthur-supported report finds that more than half of the state’s undocumented immigrants live in suburban Chicago and undocumented immigrants participate in the labor force at rates higher than the general population (68 vs. 66 percent). It also shows that of those Illinois family households that include at least one undocumented immigrant, 87 percent are mixed-status and 74 percent include a native-born U.S. citizen.

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