Numbers in the news

Shelly Le

10.8 million

Approximate total number of undocumented immigrants living in the United States in 2010.

1.29 million

Approximate number of undocumented immigrants aged 18-24 living in the United States in 2010.


Approximate number of undocumented students who graduate from U.S. high schools each year.


Years it takes for an undocumented student in Washington state to be considered a resident for in-state tuition purposes since the passing of HB 1079 in 2003.


Percentage  of California voters who supported California’s Proposition 187 in 1994, which called for cutting off social benefits, healthcare and public education to undocumented immigrants.

Sources:   University of California Los Angeles, The Huffington Post, The Department of Homeland Security