Children of Immigrants: Facts and Figures

May 01, 2006
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Congress is debating whether or not to legalize more than 11 million unauthorized immigrants, as well as stricter border and workplace enforcement. Mostly left out of this debate are the more than 5 million children living in unauthorized families, who, like their parents, would be greatly affected by the outcome of this debate. This fact sheet describes the population of U.S. children of immigrants -- especially those with unauthorized parents.