A new Pew Hispanic Center report reveals a big increase in the number of children born in the United States to at least one illegal alien parent. In 2003, the group found that 2.7 million children had at least one parent who was in the country illegally, but that number is now up to 4 million kids. The report also reveals that 73 percent of all children of illegal aliens are U.S. citizens.

According to the report, approximately 8.8 million people live in families with illegal alien parents and 75 percent of them are Hispanic.

The report also revealed some other key facts...

  • 7 percent of students in public elementary and secondary schools are children of illegal aliens
  • 1/3 of children of illegal aliens live in poverty
  • The median household income for illegal alien families is $36,000 ($50,000 national average)
  • In March of 2008, 8.3 million illegal aliens had jobs in the United States

For more information, see the New York Times.

Illegal Immigration
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Updated: Wed, Jul 5th 2017 @ 4:37pm EDT