View of the metal fence along the border in northern Mexico between the Altar desert in Mexico and the Arizona desert in the United States on March 27, 2017.(Photo: Pedro Pardo, AFP/Getty Images)
The number of undocumented immigrants living in the United States stayed steady for an eighth straight year in 2016, hovering just over 11 million people, according to a report published Tuesday.
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The gradual improvement of the Mexican economy, the federal government’s additions to border security and a shift in the demographics of Latin America all contributed to the nearly decade-long freeze in illegal immigration, according to the report by Pew Research Center. After nearly two decades of growth throughout the 1990s and 2000s, the undocumented population has stabilized, reaching about 11.3 million in 2016.
Still, President Trump is cracking down on illegal immigration, increasing deportations and risking a government shutdown this week over his demands
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