What percentage of residents in the United States are currently here illegally? The latest is in:
Bottom Line: The Pew Research Center is out with the latest estimates based on Census data. The figures are for 2015 with initial estimates for where we ended 2016. The number is about 11 million illegal immigrates. The initial estimate for 2016 is 11.3 million illegal immigrants living in the US. Now what does this mean to you?
With 11 million illegal immigrants populating the US, 3.4% of all residents in the US are here illegally. On one hand that number might not sound large - with proper perspective it'll sound huge. How significant would a 3% drop in US unemployment be? Absolutely huge right? But that's just part of the equation. Income suppression is the other side of the equation.
My most recent research demonstrated that the impact of illegal immigrant labor in the US is wage suppression of about 14% for entry and mid-level American jobs. With millions of illegal immigrants occupying jobs that'd otherwise need to be manned by Americans, the surplus of Americans seeking work drives down the wages having to be paid at the entry and mid-level skill level. These are the often untold stories of the illegal immigrant impact on Americans and our economy.