"The stereotype is a young man who is here maybe working in construction or agriculture, and there are a lot of those people. But 40 percent of the adult unauthorized immigrants are women. Those women and most of the adult men are in families. There’s about four and a half million U.S. citizen children who have parents who are unauthorized immigrants. So we’re talking largely about young working families."

Jeff Passel, senior demographer at the Pew Hispanic Center [VOA]

See the Pew Hispanic Center’s latest release, a portrait of the undocumented immigrants in America.

(via pewresearch)