The number of undocumented immigrants in the United States has dropped to its lowest level since 2009, according to a new analysis of government data by the Pew Research Center.
The report released Tuesday found there were 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country in 2015, down from a high of 12.2 million in 2007.
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The numbers include an estimated 5.6 million people from Mexico, down from 6.9 million in 2007. Mexicans make up an estimated 51 percent of U.S. undocumented immigrants, compared to 57 percent in 2007.
More Mexicans have left the United States than have entered since at least 2009, according to a previous Pew study. Less than half of all undocumented immigrants apprehended at the southern border were Mexicans in 2014 and 2016.
Central American migration to the United States, meanwhile, has grown.
Pew estimates that the Central American undocumented population grew to 1.8 million in 2015
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