Presentation on theme: "Immigration Trends in Minnesota Barbara J. Ronningen State Demographic Center June 8, 2002."— Presentation transcript:
Immigration Trends in Minnesota Barbara J. Ronningen State Demographic Center June 8, 2002
Who Immigrates? n Young people - most immigrants are young working-age adults n About half are female and half male n About 30% of immigrants return home EXCEPT for refugees n Refugees must prove that their lives are in danger in their homeland n In 2000, 69% of immigrants came to join family (family preference) n In 2000, 13% of immigrants came to work (employment preference) n In 2000, 8% of immigrants came as refugees
Illegal Immigrant Numbers Small but Growing in Minnesota n In 1998, 1,800 illegal immigrants were deported from Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota. n 46% of those arrested in 1990 had committed a crime (other than working in the U.S. without appropriate papers). In 2001, the rate was almost 90%. n INS estimates about 6 to 11 million illegal immigrants resident in the U.S. with about 40% in California. n More than half of all illegal immigrants in U.S. are from Mexico. n 41% of illegal immigrants are undocumented "overstays."
Illegal Immigrant Arrests Focus on Criminal Involvement Source: Immigration and Naturalization Service
Most INS Arrests are Mexican Nationals St. Paul District n Mexico - 1,105 n Guatemala - 39 n El Salvador - 39 n Ecuador - 28 n Honduras - 28 n Somalia - 14 n Nigeria - 10 n Canada - 9 n Liberia - 9
For More Data on Immigration n Wilder Foundation report on immigration: http://www.wilder.org/research/ reports.html?summary=89 n Immigration and Naturalization Service: http://www.ins.usdoj.gov/graphics/aboutins/statistics/index.htm n State Demographic Center http://www.mnplan.state.mn.us/demography/ n H.A.C.E.R. (University of Minnesota) http://www.hacer-mn.org/ n Chicano Latino Affairs Council (C.L.A.C.) http://www.clac.state.mn.us/chicanos.htm