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With over 11 million immigrants in the United States illegally (as of 2012), the issue of illegal immigration continues to divide Americans.

Some people say that illegal immigration benefits the US economy through additional tax revenue, expansion of the low-cost labor pool, and increased money in circulation. They contend that immigrants bring good values, have motivations consistent with the American dream, perform jobs that Americans won’t take, and that opposition to immigration stems from racism.

Opponents of illegal immigration say that people who break the law by crossing the US border without proper documentation or by overstaying their visas should be deported and not rewarded with a path to citizenship and access to social services. They argue that people in the country illegally are criminals and social and economic burdens to law-abiding, tax-paying Americans.

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8/18/2014 8/18/2014 - Demographics of Immigrants in the US Illegally: Countries of Origin, States of Residence, Age, Gender, and Occupation - Learn more about immigrants in the US illegally in a series of infographics and tables showing the top 10 countries of origin, top 10 states of residence, distribution by age and gender, and top 20 jobs held.

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