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ANALYIS: How Many Illegal Immigrants Are Actually In The US?

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Anders Hagstrom White House Correspondent
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For more than a decade, the answer to the question “how many illegal immigrants are in the US?” has been the same: 11 million. That is the official number, at least, but there is reason to believe that number is nowhere close to reality.

The statistic first came forward in a Pew Research study in 2005 which found that there were “nearly 11 million” illegal immigrants living in the U.S. The organization released a similar study in 2017 and found that there were 10.5 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S., after 12 additional years of illegal immigration. The assertion that the population of illegal immigrants in the U.S. remained essentially stagnant for more than a decade beggars belief, but prominent Democrats like President Joe Biden and allies continue to put it forward. (RELATED: Biden HHS Spending $60 Million Each Week To House Migrant Children)