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Indian Undocumented Alien population Doubles

The latest report estimates the current undocumented Indian population at 280,000, the seventh largest such group in the country.

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Indian Undocumented Alien population Doubles

The undocumented Indian American population in the United States doubled during the past decade, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The latest report estimates the current undocumented Indian population at 280,000, the seventh largest such group in the country. Indians constituted the second fastest growing undocumented group, behind only Hondurans.

Nearly a quarter of the 11.5 million illegal immigrants are concentrated in California. It is followed by Texas, Florida, New York and Illinois.

Undocumented Aliens 2012




Country  2011 2000 Change




Mexico    6,800,000 4,680,000 45%




El Salvador 660,000 430,000 55%




Guatemala   520,000 290,000 82%




Honduras   380,000 160,000 132%




China   280,000 190,000 43%




Philippines    270,000 200,000 35%




India   240,000 120,000 94%




Korea    230,000 180,000 31%




Ecudaor  210,000 110,000 83%




Vietnam   170,000 160,000 10%




Others  1,750,000 1,940,000 10%




Total    11,510,000 8,460,000 36%




Source: Department of Homeland Security

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