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At Issue, Report · July 2011

Illegal Immigration

Laura Hill and Hans Johnson

This At Issue answers basic questions about illegal immigration and the debate surrounding it. Where do illegal immigrants come from and where do they settle? Why do they come? How do they fit into the U.S. economy? How do Californians view illegal immigration, and how is public policy addressing it? The estimates presented in this report are regarded by research experts as the most accurate available.