By the numbers: every eighth person of Indian origin in US is an illegal immigrant

450,000 undocumented Indians in US: study

By The American Bazaar Staff

450,000: The number of undocumented Indians living in the United States, according to the Washington-based Pew Research Center. The number is substantially higher than the estimates of the Department of Homeland Security. According to DHS, there were 260,000 unauthorized immigrants from India in 2012, up from 120,000.

1 in 8: Every eighth person of Indian origin living in this country is an illegal immigrant. The number of Indian Americans is estimated to be 3.18 million.

4th: India is the fourth largest source of the number of unauthorized immigrants, according to Pew. The countries ahead of India are Mexico (5.9 million), El Salvador (675,000) and Guatemala (525,000). There is a significant number of undocumented immigrants from three other Asian countries, China (300,000), Philippines (200,000) and Korea (180,000).

26: The number of states where Mexicans constitute the majority of all illegal immigrants, according to Pew.

1: The number of state where Indians make up the majority of illegal immigrants. That state is New Mexico.

4 percent: Four percent of all undocumented immigrants in the United States are from India. In comparison, Indian Americans constitute 1 percent of the US population.

68,458: The number of legal permanent residents from India in 2013, according to DHS. It is 6.5 percent of all legal permanent residents in the United States.

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