September 21, 2016 | Number of The Day
Number of undocumented immigrants living in New Jersey

Most of the United States has seen a decline in undocumented immigrants, due to a relatively steady exchange with Mexico, in which as many Mexicans leave the United States as enter it illegally.

Not so, New Jersey, which has seen an increase of about 50,000 unauthorized immigrants living in the state since 2009. That’s because New Jersey and five other states have seen undocumented population increases from other countries other than Mexico. Nationally, there’s been an increase in undocumented immigrants from Central America, particularly El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, as well as Asia (India and China).