March 24th, 2012
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2.4 lakh illegal Indian immigrants in US

illegal-immigratnsWashington: As per the recent US Department of Homeland Security record around 2.4 lakh Indians who have no proper immigration or documents are residing in US illegally. They are among the 11.5 million illegal foreigners in the US. The flow of illegal Indian migrants doubled between 2000 and 2011. India with 2,40,000 illegal immigrants ranks seventh in the list which is topped by Mexico with 6.8 million followed by El Salvador (6,60,000), Guatemala (5,20,000) and Honduras (3,80,000).

China is placed fifth in the list, but tops among the Asian countries with 280,000 illegal immigrants, followed by Philippines (270,000) which is ranked overall sixth. India is followed by 230,000 illegal immigrants from Korea, Ecuador (210,000) and Vietnam (170,000). The total number of illegal foreign immigrants increased from 8.46 million to 11.51 million during the 2000 – 2011 time period.



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