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Report Estimates Number of Children With Undocumented-Immigrant Parents

By Mary Ann Zehr — March 08, 2006 1 min read
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“The Size and Characteristics of the Unauthorized Migrant Population in the U.S.” is published by the Pew Hispanic Center.

An estimated 4.7 million children in the United States live in families in which the head of the household or that person’s spouse is an undocumented immigrant, according to a report.

The analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by the Washington-based Pew Hispanic Center found that nearly two-thirds, 64 percent, of those children were born in this country and are U.S. citizens.

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