Thursday, August 12, 2010
Report Describes Undocumented Parents' Children
A new report shows that children born to undocumented immigrants make up 8 percent of all newborns in the United States.
The Pew Hispanic Center report, released this week, says 340,000 of the 4.3 million children born in 2008 were born to undocumented immigrants.
Undocumented immigrants are also the parents of 7 percent of all children younger than 18.
All children born in the United States become citizens, so this means that the four out of five of all children of undocumented immigrants born are U.S. citizens. Politicians have recently criticized this allowance lately, saying children of undocumented immigrants should not get citizenship. One million children of undocumented immigrants were born outside the U.S.
Read the complete report here.
Source: Pew Hispanic Center