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Making strides: National immigration reform on the horizon

Illegal immigrant population estimates for the US

1990: 3.5 million

1991: 4 million

1992: 4.2 million

1993: 4.4 million

1994: 4.7 million

1995: 5.1 million

1996: 5.5 million

1997: 5,8 million

1998: 6 million

1999: 6.4 million

2000: 8.4 million

2001: 9.3 million

2002: 9.4 million

2003: 9.7 million

2004: 10.4 million

2005: 11.1 million

2006: 11.3 million

2007: 12 million

2008: 11.6 million (First decline after two decades of growth.)

2009: 11.1 million

2010: 11.2 million

2011: 11.1 million

■ It is estimated that Mexicans make up 58 percent of the total.

■ Other Latin American countries make up 23 percent.

■ Asia makes up 11 percent.

■ Europe and Canada make up 4 percent.

■ African countries and other nations make up 3 percent.

Figures don’t add up to 100 percent because of rounding.

Source: Pew Research Hispanic Center